Introducing the people behind the scenes at Bridgewood and Neitzert: Luthier Andy Quelch

Andy at his bench (C) Julian Love

‘Here I was, in a top London violin shop….in my wildest dreams I never thought I’d be working in a top violin shop.’ Andy Quelch laughs as he describes his first weeks at Bridgewood and Neitzert some seven years ago, and it is no surprise as I hear the journey of this modest luthier who inhabits the top floor workshop. I met with him to hear his story. Read more

The road to Stoke Newington Church Street. Gary Bridgewood, Founder and Director of Bridgewood and Neitzert describes his journey into violin making.

Gary and Tom in the early days of 146 Stoke Newington Church Street

What leads someone to take up such a specialist trade, and how did such a unique shop come to exist on Stoke Newington Church Street? I met up with Gary Bridgewood, Founder and Director of Bridgewood and Neitzert to find out. Read more