Florian Leonhard is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on Italian stringed instruments. As such, he acts as specialist consultant to many leading soloists (including Maxim Vengerov, Leonidas Kavakos, and Nicola Benedetti), orchestras (such as the London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw & Berlin Philharmonic), and financial institutions.
Florian and his team also make what are believed to be the finest extant bench copies of Stradivari, Guarneri, and other fine string instruments – i.e. those legendary instruments believed to be impossible to replicate. These bench copies represent a unique opportunity for instrumentalists who cannot afford and do not have access to the originals to play on an instrument that looks, sounds, and feels just like its Old Italian counterpart.
Florian Leonhard Fine Violins is recognised worldwide for its team’s expertise, restoration qualities and authentication service. The wide-ranging instruments offered are rigorously chosen for their sound, authenticity and condition, and the “superb selection, service and integrity” (Daniel Hope) have established Florian Leonhard Fine Violins as one of the world’s top dealerships of fine string instruments.