World-Class Expertise

Welcome to Poesis: Your expert in the finest quality violins, violas, cellos, and bows. We are proud to be Western Canada`s largest supplier of fine string instruments. Whatever you budget or need is, we have the right instrument for you. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will work hard for you until you find a perfect instrument or bow.

Canada's #1 Violin Expert

Located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Poesis is Canada's most trusted expert, appraiser, restorer, and retailer of string instruments. We specialize in fine violins, violas, cellos and bows that can meet the most demanding soloists and collectors needs. We have served members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, UBC, and music institutions worldwide. We keep our customers interests a top priority and will guide you through every step. Our returned customers always speak highly of our best selections and unparalleled services in the industry.


Our team is made of seasoned professionals with over 100 years of combined experiences in music performance, education, violin-making, restoration, and musical instruments appraisal. We will bring you unparalleled expertise.

Josh, Founder, Director, Violinist, Violin Restorer, Violin Appraiser.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a master's degree in music, Josh is passionate about string instruments and people. He is always ready to help customers with whatever question or need you have with string instruments. He loves to host free public educational events such as masterclasses, concerts, information sessions to engage people. His latest project is Stradivari Violin Foundation, an organzation where talented string players can borrow concert-level violins, violas, and cellos; as well as Stradivari Violin Club, a social platform where string players all over the world can socialize, connect, and share information.

Gene, Violinist, Violinmaker, Restorer, Sound Adjuster

A master violinist, violinmaker and restorer, Gene received his training in Germany and Italy and is able to restore violin, viola, and cello to the highest level. He has repaired and set up instruments for many soloists and concertmasters worldwide.

Kate, General Manager, Accounting

Kate helps Poesis with day-to-day operations such as bookkeeping, emails, and following up with customers.

Dana, Public Relations

Dana has a master's degree in Journalism and is our specialist for coordinating exhibitions and masterclasses. She also loves to play the violin with her son on the cello.

Christina, Customer Support

Christina is an excellent violinist and is equipped to help our customers with her musical knowledge. She is a member of the 1st violin section with a local orchestra and loves to volunteer at senior homes.

Our Guarantees to Customers

When you choose Poesis, its is our guarantee that you will receive:

  • Professional Expertise on string instruments & bows
  • Finest selections
  • Efficient customer service
  • Expert appraisals & evaluations
  • Opportunities in performing and in violin masterclasses
  • Dynamic marketing via Poesis Google+, Facebook & Twitter
  • Recommedations on violin investing

Poesis welcomes your comments and questions. We look forward to being of service. Contact us