About us

Robert Haydon Clark

The Academy Violins Shop can be found in the ancient Sussex County Town of Lewes, near Brighton and Glyndebourne, home of the famous opera house.
There are fast trains and road links to London and Gatwick airport – the Newhaven ferry port to Dieppe is also within half-an-hour ’s reach.

The shop was established in 1973, and since 1998 Academy Violins has been under the management of Robert Haydon Clark a former violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of the Consort of London.
Robert studied with professor Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music, London and also played with Yehudi Menuhin Festival Orchestra. As director of the Consort of London chamber orchestra he made a number of recordings and performed in all the London concert halls including the Royal Festival Hall together with major music festivals.

See here for directions on how to get to our shop.

Academy Violins
29 Lansdown Place
Lewes, E.Sussex

+44(0)1273 982309
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