Peter Goodfellow

Peter Goodfellow is an award winning maker of fine quality concert Violins, Violas and Cellos.

He studied at the Newark School of Violin Making in the UK and graduated in 1999, followed by restoration experience under the guidance of English restorer Paul Gosling. After 28 years based in the UK, Peter has returned to Australia and now lives and works in Sydney.

With a multi-disciplined engineering background which inspires his passion for the craft of violin-making, classical design and acoustics research, he explores modern technology to achieve consistency and sound quality for his instruments.

By its very nature violin making is a solitary occupation. Peter’s approach has been one of continual learning, development and collaboration with likeminded colleagues. He is a regular participant at the Oberlin Violin Making program. He has written articles which have been published in the Strad magazine, the British Violin Making Association Journal and the VSA Journal.

In addition, he has presented lectures and organized Making events to copy classical instruments and promote the sharing and exchange of knowledge amongst makers.

His instruments have received awards at several international competitions with Gold medals awarded for cello in Mittenwald 2010, VSA Cleveland 2010 and 4th Concours Etienne Vatelot, Paris 2011.