David Prentice, violin maker

For over 30 years, David Prentice has built violins and violas for a number of prominent artists in both the orchestral and chamber music worlds, in addition to instrument bank commissions by the Banff Centre, Stanford University, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Today, Prentice instruments can be seen in the hands of members of the St. Lawrence, Bozzini, Annex, and Tokai String Quartet’s, in addition to some of the world’s great orchestras such as the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and the City of Birmingham Symphony, to name a few.

If you are looking for a new instrument, please contact us about commissions and currently available instruments within our shop in Flesherton, ON, or through our United States representative in Las Vegas, NV.

David Prentice Violins & Violas


Mark Fewer

Credits: Concertmaster, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / St. Lawrence Quartet / McGill University

Adam Romer

Credits: Principal Viola – Gewandhaus Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony, and City of Birming...

Credits: St. Lawrence Quartet / Associate Dean, The Glenn Gould School / Director, The Banff Cent...

Carolyn Blackwell

Credits: Principal Viola – The Verbier Chamber Orchestra, The ARC Ensemble