Welcome to Peter Biddulph Ltd


One of the world's premier dealers in fine stringed instruments, Peter Biddulph's London shop serves an international clientele of musicians. We offer a variety of violins, violas and cellos, ranging from 19th century instruments to masterworks of Stradivari and Guarneri. We also deal in a selection of bows, both modern and antique.

Recognised as a leader in violin expertise, Peter Biddulph's certificates of authenticity are highly sought after by owners of fine violins worldwide. He also provides valuations for clients and has served as a consultant expert to Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses.

Biddulph's influential exhibition "The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù" at New York's Metropolitan Museum was hailed as a major contribution to violin scholarship. This led to the publication of "Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù", a ground-breaking study of Guarneri's life and work. We have also published two important books about Antonio Stradivari, as well as a collection of photographs of musicians by Clive Barda, entitled "Performance!".

Biddulph Recordings has been hailed by Musical America as "the best historical label in the world". Our extensive catalogue features performances by the great musicians of the early 20th century, including Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, William Primrose and Pablo Casals.