Where to Find Us & Opening Hours
Mon to Fri - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
26 Smith Street
Tel: +61 (0)3 9417 4930
Exciting news – applications are now open for the 2021 Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists
Regarded as one of the country’s most prestigious awards for young violinists, the Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship aims to support Australia’s next generation of outstanding performers through the provision of generous travelling scholarships and prizes.
The winner will receive $40,000 to further develop their musical education overseas, with second and third place performers to receive $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Previous scholarship recipients include Anne-Marie Johnson, violinist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and international soloists Adele Anthony and Suyeon Kang.
Assessment is by competition, which will comprise a preliminary round (an online application plus a video submission), a semi-final round where up to 6 semi-finalists will present recitals, and a final round where the selected finalists will present one complete concerto.
Find out more here: https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/dorcas-mcclean-scholarship
Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Alex W Grant Violins’ shop is easily accessible to players and visitors not only from Melbourne but from country Victoria and interstate.
Trained in Europe, Alex has worked in the U.K., New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia. He is proud to be a founding member of the Australian Violin Maker’s Association as well as a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’art.
Services We Offer
• Violin, viola and cello bow rehairs
• A fully stocked retail shop with an excellent range of violins, violas and cellos for sale along with their cases, bows, chin rests, shoulder rests, strings, rosins, mutes and all other accessories. We also offer a comprehensive e-commerce facility
• Instrument rental
• Full workshop services including setting up, restoration and repairs – this aspect of our business is always very heavily booked so work is undertaken by appointment only.
Alex W Grant Violins has always been committed to offering the best in service, advice and range of quality products. With the introduction of our online store we’ve added convenience to the mix.
Feel free to browse our online store, which includes comprehensive information and photographs of our instruments and accessories – your favourite products are now just a click away and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance or advice!
Most of the accessories shown in the catalogue are held in stock. In most instances, for these goods, orders received from Monday to Friday before 12.00 noon E.S.T will be despatched the next day except if you have selected Express Post which should go on the same day. We will contact you directly regarding delivery of larger items. Please contact us should you wish your goods to be sent by Registered Post.