Bows made by Philip Brown
Philip first became interested in bow making whilst at college in the late 1980’s inspired by his tutor Roger Rose. Philip brings his experience of handling fine old bows like Dodds, Tourte, Mauchand and Tubbs to his making process. His bows are used by leading players across the globe and in many music institutions around the world. He also buys and sells bows from the 18th/19th century.
Ever keen to learn, Philip hosts leading bowmakers in his workshop which gives a great opportunity to discuss best practice and loves to attend bow making workshops at Oberlin and in West Dean College. Philip was delighted to work on the Anglo-French re–creation of the ‘24 Violins Of The Sun King’ with Philip making all the bows for the orchestra. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ETxgA3hG6M
These are the principle models that Philip makes:
For the Violinist:
Sonata violin bow in Snakewood, fixed frog – Extremely articulate and quick – £1400
Mid 18th century Viennese model with fluted stick, with adjuster – £2,500
Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte made with rare Amourette wood and mammoth ivory, 1780 – £3,000
Click Here and pick the baroque/classical category to see what we have available
For the Viola player:
A sonata bow in Snakewood or Bloodwood Satine – £1400
Mid 18th century Viennese model fluted stick, with adjuster – £2,500
Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte 1780 made with rare Amourette wood and Mammouth ivory – £3,000
Click Here and pick the Baroque/classical category to see what we have available.
For the Cellist or Bass Violinist:
A fixed frog bow in ebony with blood wood frog – £1,400
Mid 18th century English model Fluted stick and with adjuster – £2,500
Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte either in Rare Amourette or Pernambuco with mammoth ivory 1780 – £3,000
Click Here and pick the Baroque/Classical category to see what we have available
There are other models available, please ask.