Dick's Forum

                     Dick’s Forum – No. 19


Antonio Strad Violins


Goulian Zhou and Mary are the owners of Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio and enjoy an international reputation.. They are a professional violin shop of the highest quality and have assisted me and my students in a variety of ways. From cutting new bridges, rehairing bows, cosmetic touchups, major repairs and appraisals their work is simply the finest. Goulian has an uncanny eye for details and the visual memory required for fine violin work. Over the past 12 years we have become good friends and I am honored to teach fiddle for them. Many of my students have purchased violins and bows from them. Long ago violins made in China were sometimes of questionable quality. Such is not the case at Antonio Strad Violins. Their violins are the equal of those found anywhere.