Our violin studio and workshop will change the way you think about buying or seeking a service for a stringed instrument.
We provide professional services for string instruments in a comfortable, friendly and relaxing environment, and offer the best choice in its respective range.
Our studio-workshop, service and products strongly reflect our great passion for string instruments. We are constantly searching and evocating the application of new technology that improves the sound production of a string instrument.
At JohannStrings we pledge to reduce wastage through our expert restoration craft services in two key areas:
- We present instruments worth keeping, by restoring instruments received to a state of playability and performance excellence, so they can be used again.
- We refurbish used instruments, so they can be put to good use again, and donating these instruments to orphanages in third world countries under our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
We proudly support our local communities in order to affect positive change, and lend support to young and up-coming musicians.
S.K. is the owner of Johann Strings and a trained luthier. Trained in Newark, Nottinghamshire of England under Mr. John Gosling and Ms. Narelle Freeman, SK obtained the Certificate of Advanced Violin Restoration, and is a member of the British Violin Making Association since the year 2012.
S.K. is always ready to handle your stringed instrument, be it for a re-setup, tonal adjustment, major repair or restoration of an old instrument. His high standard of work and responsible attitude has gained a deep trust from within the professional performer, string instructor and string enthusiast communities across this region.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program "Unleash Your Talent, Pursue Your Passion". This charitable program started in year 2011, with an aim to transform the lives of youths by providing them access to string instruments & learning opportunities.
19 October 2017 - Donated a total of 8 refurbished violins to the less fortunate in Indonesia, including two orphanages in Balikpapan, Indonesia. They are 'Panti Asuhan Al Mu'min Orphanage' and 'Sekolah Rakyat'. We sincerely thank Ms. Linda whom have helped with transporting the violins to these children homes as well as working with the local musicians in providing violin lessons for the kids
25 October 2011 - 6 violins in various sizes were donated to a children homes in Siem Reap, Cambodia
COSI in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 17 Jun 2012 - Mr. Yeo, a business man in Cambodia helps to send the 4 violins to Cosi Orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2 orchestra level violins and 2 violas, and 5 student violins were presented to the Conductor of the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth, Mr. Munoz for Ang Misyon in the Philippines on Christmas eve in 2017
26 June 2016 - Donated 6 violins to Ang Misyon, Manila, Philippines
2015 - Donated 7 violins to Sok Sabay Association, a residential shelter for children who have been rescued from domestic violence, physical or mental abuses, slavery, starvation, abandonment or acute and chronic malnutrition. The children are provided with a caring and stable living environment in which to grow and learn including violin lessons, and are provided with an education so that they become independent confident young adults
8 January 2020 - We sent 14 refurbished violin sets to Iloilo City, Philippines to support their Summer Arts Festival 2020. Our CSR program started in 2011 and its aim is to transform the lives of youths by providing them access to string instruments & learning opportunities
19 December 2020 - 7 violins and 2 violas were packed into the Jolly-B Jumbo Box and departed for the City of Iloilo. Our violins will help the cause of keeping kids off the street by providing them string training and free instruments
Donated 4 instruments to Beautiful Mind Charity
Over the years, we have accomplished many personal goals and accumulated a number of accolades. Here is a collection of our greatest achievements
We are humbled to have received the Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) organised by Singapore Retailers Association and supported by Enterprise Singapore.
2019 EXSA Star Award
2018 EXSA Gold Award
2017 EXSA Silver Award
It was a great honour given the opportunity to restore the violin owned by the late Mr. Zubir Said in 2012
Featured in Lianhe Zhaobao 联合早报 on 22 Mar 2015
Guest speaker for 2021 Musikero: Instrument Care Workshop organised by UP Manila Classical Ensemble, Philippines.
Guest speaker for Singapore Raffles International Music Festival 2015
Guest speaker for “Strings Attached!” Workshop 2013
Guest speaker for String Workshop at Ang Misyon, Manila, Philippines 2016