Founded over two decades ago by violinist
and luthier Guolian Zhou and music professor Mary Zhang, Antonio Strad quickly grew to become one of the largest string instrument shops in Texas. Their love of fine stringed instruments and their knowledge of quality has created a selection dubbed a “Texas Treasure” in the state. The staff at Antonio Strad is highly educated and knowledgeable in all aspects of string instruments from classically trained luthiers, professional instructors, an experienced appraiser and buyer who travels the world studying and finding fine instruments, a professional performer in the symphony working right in our workshop, and a violin maker and restorer trained at the Violin Making School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music who has been sought after for his expert repairs and restorations for over two decades. The entire Antonio Strad team offers unsurpassed knowledge to players who are just starting out, or to professional musicians needing expert help in making a selection.