Introducing // Andreas Hudelmayer

It’s been incredible discovering the variety of local, creative talent right on our doorstep. The eclectic mix of creators and small businesses’ spanning our studios is pretty special. We’re excited to introduce you to the very first member who signed on the dotted line, welcome Andreas Hudelmayer. Maker of Violins, Violas and Cellos. 

We asked Andreas, how it all begun:

“Opening my own studio was the culmination of a dream I first had in a dull history lesson as a teenager. Back then, I thought violin making would be the perfect combination of my interests: music, engineering and woodwork. 20 years on, I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Andreas’ journey to London began in South Germany, where he grew up in a big, noisy, music-loving family. He moved to the UK to study at the Newark School of Violin Making

Image courtesy of “made by hand” published by Black Dog Publishin

Image courtesy of “made by hand” published by Black Dog Publishin

Next stop, Berlin. He spent three years as a maker and restorer and in 1997 he was appointed Workshop Head at the London shop Frederick Phelps. He spent five “enjoyable” years working with London players, teachers, students and supervising a team of talented workshop staff.

The creations Andreas produces will be totally unique within Peckham Levels and no doubt, within Peckham as a whole. We can’t wait to hear him play!

Image courtesy of “made by hand” published by Black Dog Publishing

Image courtesy of “made by hand” published by Black Dog Publishing

“I’m particularly interested in how acoustics can improve violin making. I still play the cello in local orchestras and chamber groups, although my biggest fan is my small son.”

Jacob Read