Restorer Olaf Grawert retouching a topplate
Olaf Grawert cleaning an old crack to be restored

Click below to see some restoration work carried out by Olaf Grawert

Restoration of a Leopold Widhalm violin

Master violin expert Olaf Grawert has trained in the art of restoration in Bremen Germany Germany, under Stephan Fürst (Mittenwald violin making school), Marcel Richter (Vienna), Julie Reed-Yeboah (New York)  and under Helge Grawert (German Master Degree of Violinmaking). He uses the latest techniques that seek to retain as much of the original as possible thus retaining the value of the instrument. People from all over Australia and internationally sent their violins to The Violin Studio for restoration work.
Olaf continues to educate himself in ground breaking techniques in the restoration of antique instruments. He has furthered research into new counter-mold techniques and materials that guarantee that the original shapes can be retained. He has also researched a unique technique to restore previously repaired cracks to make them virtually invisible.

A lot of instruments can loose in sound quality over the years because of warping and repaired cracks. Olaf also does “Sound Restoration” which means that the sound quality of the instrument is restored. This is something that is often overlooked by restorers.

Olaf glueing a crack on a topplate

You can now make an appointment with Olaf Grawert online