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Welcome to the BVMA

The British Violin Making Association was formed in 1995 with the following aims:

  • *to raise the standard of skill and expertise of makers and restorers
  • *to share information among makers and restorers
  • *to promote the craft to the general public
  • *to promote fellowship among all those interested in violins and bows

The British Violin Making Association is one of the foremost violin making associations, with about 500 members based both in the UK and abroad. Its activities fall into two main categories; events and publications.

The BVMA Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations sponsored by Lark (

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2015 at Newark Town Hall


The Newsletter of the BVMA is essential reading for those interested in all aspects of violin and bow making.

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If you would like to join the BVMA, please complete and return the membership application form.

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Upcoming Events Title

10th October 2015 BVMA Twentieth Anniversary

13th March 2016 BVMA Makers' Day

Latest News

Hill Bows Project. Hill Bow Makers exhibition in Oxford, originally planned for July 2014, has been postponed to allow for further research. Further details in due course