After making instruments for many years in Germany, Peter Greiner’s primary workshop is now based in London Hampstead – an area traditionally associated with a bohemian lifestyle and the many intellectual, artistic, musical and literary personalities who haved lived there. Hampstead combines the charm of a small village with proximity to Central London, and is defined by openness and green space.

Located in the former stables of the Burgh House from 1704, in the heart of the historic centre of Hampstead, Livingstone Studio is establishing itself as an energetic and eclectic creative hub in London. It is the home of internationally renowned violin makers Stefan Peter Greiner and Robert Brewer Young and the seat of W. E. Hill and Sons. The studio houses bespoke textile designers and fine-art photographers. The heart of the studio, The Green Room, is a performance and rehearsal space and a natural light portrait studio.

The Livingstone Studio is a unique meeting place for cross-discipline collaboration and artistic exchanges. Visitors are welcome, to arrange please email

Due to Peter´s unique making process, Greiner instruments can take up to two years to build. The time required for completion varies significantly for each individual instrument and cannot be accurately estimated. As many as 20 instruments are in different stages of completion at any given time.

Instruments are available for purchase directly from the maker via waiting list, and on a limited basis for immediate purchase through renowned violin dealer J&A Beares in London, and Susan Brunnert in Bonn, Germany. After purchase, Greiner instruments are sound-adjusted by Peter together with the player, and each has a sound profile is as unique as that of its musician.

For more information about purchasing a Greiner instrument, please visit the ENQUIRIES page.


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