The Lisle Violin Shop Workshop

Lisle Violin Shop maintains the largest workshop in Texas to meet the needs of our customers. From simple repairs to fine instrument restorations, our shop is equipped to handle a wide variety of repairs on instruments and bows.  Our staff includes three violinmakers able to handle even the toughest instrument and bow repairs. Additionally, we have ten instrument setup specialists, two bass setup and repair specialists, and five dedicated bow repair specialists.

Wen-Hua Wu

Senior Violinmaker and Repairer, joined our staff full time in March 1997, after making violins to sell in our shop for the previous several years. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory School of Violinmaking, his many years of experience is a valuable asset to our workshop staff. With over 25 years experience in violinmaking, restorations and repairs, Mr. Wu has the experience and training to undertake even the most complex repairs on instruments and bows. He also particularly enjoys and specializes in restorations of older instruments enabling them to reach their full potential. 

Dorian Barnes

Violinmaker and Repairer, joined our staff in 2002 after a number of years working as a violinmaker and repairer in the Indianapolis area. A graduate of the University of Indiana Violinmaking Program, he has worked for Casa del Sol and Consort International prior to joining our workshop staff.

Gabor Molnar

Violinmaker and Repairer, a 1983 graduate and certified instructor of the Violinmaking School associated with the Liszt Academy, in Budapest, Hungary. On staff at Lisle Violin Shop since 2003, his 32 years of experience provide exceptional knowledge and experience in the repair and restoration of fine old instruments. Recipient of European Master's Certificate in Violinmaking in 2011.  He continues to create a limited number of new instruments modeled after the instruments from the Golden Period in Cremona.



Setup and Repair Staff

Chun Feng Zhang - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair
Franki Liu - Violin, Viola, & Cello Setup and Repair
Jose Aguilar - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair
Joey Naeger - Bass Setup and Repair
Alejandro Zapata - Bass Setup and Repair

Stefan Rieck - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Aaron Obregon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair
Jose Guerra - Cello Setup and Repair
Grecia Obregon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair
Victor Barragan - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair
Luis Leon - Cello Setup and Repair

Bow Repair Staff

Min Ti - Bow Repair and Rehair
Geo Castillo - Bow Repair and Rehair
Gracie Banda - Bow Repair and Rehair
Jorge Escalante - Bow Repair and Rehair
Jessie Niu - Bow Repair and Rehair

2450 Bissonnet St.  Houston, TX 77005

4510 Burke Rd.  Pasadena, TX 77504

1575 W. Grand Pkwy S.  Katy, TX 77494

11550 Louetta Rd.  Houston, TX 77070

OPEN 9:00 - 6:00PM Monday - Saturday

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