My name is Hubert de Launay and I specialise in making and restoring instruments of the violin and viol family. In the past 10 years I have worked in several workshops in Europe on high quality instruments.
I am currently based in Amsterdam where I work at Andreas Post Violins. I have a keen interest in the Dutch School of the 17th and 18th century. A substantial part of my time is spend on researching and writing articles about these fascinating instruments.
|2015/ present||Andreas Post Violins Amsterdam|
|2012/2014||John Dilworth Violins and Associate tutor at West Dean College|
|2012/2013||Michael Byrd Violins, London|
|2011||Harry Jansen Luthier/ Guust Francois, Amsterdam|
|July/August 2010||Work placement at J&A Beare, London|
|2009/2010||West Dean College, Professional Development Diploma (with Distinction)|
|July 2009||Work placement at Kogge & Gateau, Berlin|
|2007/ 2009||West Dean College, Making Stringed Musical Instruments (with Distinction)|
|2005/2009||Harry Jansen Luthier, Amsterdam (part-time, restoration and making)|
|2003/2007||HMC, Amsterdam (Furniture College Amsterdam)|