Stephen Marvin

Stephen Marvin is a writer, musician and craftsman living in Toronto, Ontario.

Since 1977, he has specialized in early music, performing with and leading many well known ensembles. Stephen has been a principal violinist /violist with the Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Players for 20 years, but is now an retired from performing.

Mr. Marvin’s primary devotion to chamber music has included many ensembles, especially recitals and trio performances of late eighteenth century (classical) repertoire with Fortepiano.  Currently, he is the violist with the Lumiere Quartet. Stephen is represented on more than 60 CD’s and other recordings, most notably with Sony.

Mr. Marvin enjoys an international reputation as a bow-maker. For over 40 years he has specialized in 17th and 18th century reproductions for early music specialists, like himself. He has published articles and given lectures on the history and construction of old bows. Additionally, he is now making modern bows after examples by Tourte, Peccatte and others.

Stephen Marvin's instruments