Leonard Florian

Luthier | Dealer

Florian Leonhard has dedicated his life to studying, restoring and making violins. After Mittenwald Violin Making School, he worked for W.E. Hill and Sons becoming Head Restorer. Today Florian Leonhard Fine Violins has ateliers in Europe, America and Asia. As a leading authority on the assessment of Italian masterpieces, he advises orchestras, institutions and world-renowned soloists including Alina Ibragimova, Leonidas Kavakos, Anne Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, and many more. Informed by 40 years of research, The Florian Leonhard ‘True Copy’ instruments are sought after for acoustic and visual likeness to the originals. He has contributed to numerous articles and publications on expertise and restorations including the Strad and Archi periodicals, this book follows one on Vuillaume and on central Italian makers.

Leonard Florian