In the past 26 years many musicians, both amateurs and professionals, have found their way to Jan Strumphler's workshop. Some remarks by satisfied customers:
‘There are legions of new bowmakers, but real talent is rare. Bows by Jan Strumphler are harmonious compositions of fine materials and talented craftmanship, producing tonal excellence.’
– Philip Cray, vioolbouwer in Bazel, Zwitserland.
‘I own a number of fantastic ancient French bows, but the sound of my violin have really come into its when I started playing with a bow by Jan Strumphler.’
– Caroline Strumphler, leader second violins, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam.
‘I’ve been using Strumphler bows for a couple of years now: A beautiful copy of a Pecatte as well as a baroque bow. I can only say that both of them are of highest quality: they produce a rich and clear sound and do what you want them to – what more can you ask for?’
– Thomas Demenga, cellist/componist, Bern, Zwitserland. Visit his website
‘I own a bow by Jan for a good many years, and so do many of my pupils. Why? Because they are very good, beautifully made, with lost of knowledge, understanding and love for his profession.».
- Peter Stotijn, Head Subject Teacher Double Bass Amsterdam Conservatory
|Eeva Koskinnen||concertmaster Noord Nederlands Orkest, 1st violin Utrecht String Quartet|
|Marguerite de Waal||freelance alto violinist, violin teacher|
|Ge Bartman||former leader cello’s Gelders Orkest|
|Rémy Baudet||2nd concertmaster Gelders Orkest|
|Thomas Demenga (Switzerland)||cellist, composer (Visit website »)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
|Jeroen den Herder||cellist (Visit his website »)|
|Peter Stotijn||hoofdvakdocent Contrabas Conservatorium van Amsterdam|
|Caroline Strumphler||leader second violins violen Concertgebouworkest|
|Marieke Verkleij||alto violinist, Jenufa Kwartet|
|Wilmar de Visser||double bass player|
|Carolien Wagner||Radio Chamber Orchestra|
|Frank Wakelkamp||baroque cellist (Visit his website »)|