• About us

    Christchurch Fine Violins exclusively sells antique violins. We strongly believe that only well made and well maintained antique violins that have been regularly played, have the maturity and quality of tone that violinists have always sought, and will always desire. With over fifty antique violins to choose from, Christchurch Fine Violins, has the largest selection of antique violins of any violin shop in New Zealand.

    Managing Director Carlo Ballara, is a professional violinist and violin teacher. He played at the highest level in European orchestras for sixteen years whilst working as a violin dealer in London. He returned to New Zealand in 2012. Carlo continues to work with dealers in Europe and regularly attends the London auctions to purchase instruments for Christchurch Fine Violins. 
    will assist you personally with honesty and integrity, in a relaxed and un-pressured atmosphere, to find the instrument or bow that is perfect for you and your budget.

    We are always interested in purchasing older violins, and are happy to give free verbal appraisals. C
    onveniently located in Papanui, the purpose built showroom has plenty of free parking. Please contact us by email, text message, or telephone to arrange a time that suits you to visit us,

    The showroom is open strictly by appointment only.