Our philosophy is to provide a unique experience for every one of our customers. Ruschil & Bailly is a fresh, new kind of violin shop made for the musician. Giving each individual player our full attention, we listen to and go through every nuance to get the very best out of the instrument and achieve the sound that the player desires. Enjoying our light and bright workshop in central London, we talk through how we can improve the sound, look and life of the instrument and bow.
Antoni Ruschil – Violin Maker
Originally from London Antoni Ruschil graduated from Newark School of Violin Making, UK. He then went on to apprentice making and restoring stringed instruments in workshops across Europe to refine his skills. Starting in Germany at the workshop of Roger Hargrave, then to Cyprus to work with Stepan Soultanian and on to Italy to apprentice with the Vettori family violin makers. He finally returned to his home city of London to work for JP Guivier and then Stringers in London. He has also worked with Dextra Musica, Norway, the Fondazione Stradivari and Museo Civico in Cremona, Italy
Antoni Ruschil sold the first instrument he made to the collection of The Royal Academy of Music. Working closely with the Academy, he also works with students from The Royal College of Music and Guildhall. He makes instruments for musicians of all kinds in orchestras, quartets, for soloists, teachers and students of all ages.
His greatest interests are making violins, violas & cellos in the Cremonese style and method. He has developed his own very successful models for violin and viola using these very traditional classical methods.
Florian Bailly – Bow Maker
Parisian born, Florian Bailly crossed the channel to study at Newark School of Violin Making. On graduating he started his bow making career as the apprentice of master bow maker Noel Burke, Ireland. Using the same techniques as his master, Florian has developed his own style and successful model. He is inspired most of all by the finest of the old Parisian masters and contemporary bow makers.
As a result Florian enjoys working closely with each musician to create their ideal bow. Using his tonal and mechanical skills in bow making, he achieves this to offer players what they need in various repertoire.