I would like to thank Cécile for the great service from Cardiff Violins. I was initially looking for a viola at a moderate price range but after looking far and wide I was unable to find an elegant viola with such a broad sound. After much searching, I was told by a tutor of the Kent County Youth Orchestra to try Cardiff Violins. Within a week I was sent several different Violas and Bows from the shop to play in my own environment. The service was fast and superb. Shortly after my purchase I played for a local youth orchestra in which our concert concluded with Mahler’s 4th Symphony. I played the solo on Don Tatems’ Mischa and received many comments about the depth, tone and quality of such an instrument! Even the Mayor congratulated me on the elegance of my playing due to the sound I could produce of such a high quality lovely instrument and that it had a distinguished sound that had not resembled his expectations of a viola in the past. Now, where ever I go I am known as “that violist with a loud sound”… definitely a good thing!