V. Richelieu

V. Richelieu instruments are made at Vermont Violins in Burlington, Vermont from high quality spruce and maple wood. They’re built to last with a specialized aging and drying process and varnished by hand. The resulting instrument is a high quality, beautifully designed viola perfect for the serious student. The Richelieu workshop specializes in developing and perfecting smaller instruments for serious young players.
Richelieu violas are uniquely designed to reproduce the resonant sound of a full-size viola in smaller-sized instruments. The designers, Oren Kronick and Kathy Reilly, originally developed the instruments as a professional alternative to standard child-sized violas. These instruments provide a better option than modified violins that lack the full sound of a true viola.
Brobst Violin Shop is proud to offer these specialty instruments to aspiring professional violists in the D.C. area. Visit us at our Alexandria location to try out our selection of Richelieu violas for yourself.

Read more about the Richelieu viola design: https://www.vermontviolins.com/richelieu

Instruments
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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 38 cm. (15″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 35.5 cm. (14″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 28 cm. (11″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

New Arrival
ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 30.5 cm. (12″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 39.5 cm. (15.5″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolinV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019

V. Richelieu violins are handmade in Burlington, Vermont for the aspiring professional player. The wood is Spruce toned wood and Bosnian Maple, expertly aged to create a durable and reliable…

New Arrival
ViolinV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019

V. Richelieu violins are handmade in Burlington, Vermont for the aspiring professional player. The wood is Spruce toned wood and Bosnian Maple, expertly aged to create a durable and reliable…

ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 (16″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…