Florian Leonhard has dedicated his life to studying, restoring and making violins. After Mittenwald he worked for W.E. Hill and Sons becoming Head Restorer, and other workshops. Today he leads his own 12-strong team of restorers. Informed by 30 years of research, Florian’s bench copy instruments are sought after for their acoustic and visual closeness to the originals. A regular contributor to books and articles and having published his book, The Makers of Central Italy, Florian is currently conducting research on the Tuscan makers for a book due to be published in the second half of 2015. Regularly called upon as a Jury member for violin competitions, this year Florian is also President of the Pisogne Making Competition in Cremona. Florian Leonhard Fine Violins is widely considered both the leading dealership and restoration workshop in the world