About Antonio Strad Violin

Itzhak Perlman with Mary and Guolian

Founded nearly two decades ago by violinist Guolian Zhou & 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. Today that same quality & service now serves musicians around the globe—from beginners to renowned professionals. We invite you and your family to come in and browse this one-stop-shop of stringed instruments and accessories. Whether you are new to playing or very experienced, let one of our friendly associates help you explore all we have to offer!

Sarah Chang and the Strad Staff

Antonio Strad Violin exceeds expectations from the moment customers enter the shop. A richly adorned showroom puts the comfort of the customer first while showcasing everything from affordable beginner instruments to the finest professional ones imaginable—such as a Stradivarius, a Guarneri, and Lupot. 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.

Antonio Strad Violin understands how important a great selection of all levels of instruments and accessories are to every level of performer. From a beginner needing a quality instrument that affords ease of learning, to a professional musician wanting the finest stringed instrument for his collection…we offer it all. It is this vast selection, wealth of knowledge, and surprising affordablity that has made Antonio Strad the preferred string instrument shop for many.

A Violin Society of America member for several decades, Antonio Strad offers experts on staff for whatever your own needs may be: from an expert appraiser & buyer who travels the world seeking, studying, and finding fine instruments with a vast and skilled ability to do so, to a professional performer in the symphony working right in our own workshop, to 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 a decade… Trust Antonio Strad Violin to offer you quality products, expert service, and surprising value: The very business model our founders have instilled in their staff since opening in 1994

Guolian and Mary with Joshua Bell

Check out the articles below for more news on our shop and guests.

TWO DECADES DEVOTED TO SAN ANTONIO’S MUSIC FUTURE, On the Town Magazine

BUSY PERLMAN STOPS IN FOR SATURDAY SHOW