About Violin Atelier Schmidt
Violin Atelier Schmidt is a professional repair shop for violins, violas, cellos and basses. We offer comprehensive service for string players as well as sales of instruments, bows and accessories.
Whether you are a professional string player or just starting out, a healthy, properly set-up and adjusted instrument will make you sound better and increase your enjoyment of making music!
When you bring your instrument to Violin Atelier Schmidt, you can feel confident that it is in expert hands and will be treated like a Stradivarius, regardless of its value.
Central air conditioning, humidity control and a monitored security system ensure that your valued instrument is safe and comfortable at all times.
Luthier and owner, Matthew Schmidt, looks forward with enthusiasm to the opportunity to acquaint himself with London's string community and develop a business that best serves their needs.
Do not hesitate to contact Matthew at your convenience - you are invited to visit the shop if you have any instrument service concerns, or simply to learn more about us over a mug of coffee.
Please Make an Appointment: While Matthew is generally available weekdays from 9 - 5, we ask that you make an appointment to visit in order to ensure that he is available to meet with you. If you are unable to visit during weekday hours, it may be possible to arrange an evening or weekend appointment.
Matthew Schmidt - Owner Bio
Matthew has a formal education in Violinmaking from the world renowned Mittenwald Violinmaking School in Bavaria, Germany. This 3.5 year full-time program included traditional training in building, varnishing, setting-up, repairing, identification and history of violin-family instruments. Matthew's patient, meticulous nature and artistic sensibilities complement this education, and his instruments have been praised by many experts. More about Matthew's new instrument making can be found HERE.
Upon graduating with his Journeyman's Certificate he accepted a position in the Toronto workshop of Geo. Heinl & Company Ltd. – Canada's oldest and most respected provider of stringed instruments, expertise and repair services. While at Heinl Matthew was responsible for maintenance, repairs, and high-level restorations of many valuable instruments. Click HERE to view a Toronto Star Video featuring Matthew at Geo. Heinl & Co.
A talented expert in his field, Matthew strives to run his business with strong principles in mind: honesty, integrity, reliability and respect for others. He is happy to have returned to the city in which he grew up, and looks forward to the opportunity to help London Area string players and to be involved in supporting the arts community as a whole.
226.234.5443 matthew@ViolinAtelierSchmidt.ca 15 Compton Crescent, London ON N6C 4E9