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. After leaving Newark, Peter gained restoration experience under the guidance of English restorer Paul Gosling. After 28 years based in the UK, Peter now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
With a multi disciplined engineering background inspiring 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. Because the very nature of violin making is a solitary occupation, Peter’s approach has been one of continual learning, development and collaboration with like minded colleagues.
He is a regular participant at the Oberlin Violin Making Workshop, has written articles published in the Strad magazine, the British Violin Making Association Journal and the VSA Journal, and has organized Violin Making events to copy classical instruments and promote the sharing and exchange of knowledge and information amongst makers.
Pete’s 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.