Jutta Walcher

The passion for making bows, lived out for 25 years; award-winning with a continued drive for the highest excellence in the craft; tradition melded with modernity: Jutta Walcher bows.

After my training with Matthew Coltman, I established my own business in London in 1994, making bows to commission and restoring bows.

In 1997 I relocated to Oxford. It was then that I was asked to join the firm of Morris & Smith, a vibrant new firm in Waterloo. I worked there on a freelance basis for two years until the partners closed the shop to join forces with J&A Beare and Sons in London.

In 1998, I entered a bow into the Manchester International Competition for cellos and cello bows, winning the bronze medal. That year I was also selected to have a bow featured in the B.V.M.A’s book ‘The British Violin’.

In 1999, I was appointed – on a freelance basis – to look after the bows of the students, the professors and the collection at the Royal Academy Of Music, members of all the major British orchestras.

In January 2007 I was featured in The Strad Magazine.

I continue to make and restore bows for a broad range of musicians from students to soloists. Clients include Colin Carr, Andrew Manze and…