Julian Batey served his apprenticeship with Barry Oliver in Washington, beginning in 1980. Barry is a graduate of the Cremona School of Violinmaking, and a pupil of Francesco Bissolotti, Pietro Sgarabotto and Gio. Batta Morassi.

After working with Rafael Carrabba in Seattle, Julian returned to work with his father Brian, an internationally renowned expert & dealer, in North Shropshire.

On Brian’s retirement, Julian moved his business of repairing, restoring & making instruments to Shrewsbury. 

The shop

Situated near the centre of Shrewsbury, the shop has parking just outside, or long-stay car parks close by. Within easy walking distance of railway and bus stations.

Julian Batey in his shop