Wilke Cellos

Our shop is located near the shore of Long Island Sound in the beautiful New England town of Clinton, CT. We are about halfway between Boston and NYC along the I 95 corridor. We have been at this location for 26 years, and have grown to love the rocky New England Coast along with its beautiful fall colors. 


Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see our shop, see how we build our instruments, and talk cellos. violin




What are People Saying about Wilke Cellos?

"Dear Larry, I'm becoming so fond of my "Wilke" cello that I'm starting to include it in the program."

--Myron Schwager, Freelance cellist


"Dear Mr. Wilke, Your cello is a joy to play. It has unlimited power when playing Forte but also so much subtlety in pianissimo passages."

--Carlos Zavala, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


"Larry, your cello is amazing!  It has a fantastic sound that carried right to the back of the hall.  I can't wait to see the next ones."

--Richard Aaron, Professor, Cleveland Institute of Music


"I want to drop you a note to tell you about the concert I had last week... I couldn't believe how great your cello sounded, and since these adjustments, that cello of yours has been unbelievable!"

--Alan Black, Principle Cellist, Charlotte Symphony


"Larry, I thought I'd let you know I've retired my testore and am now using your cello for all my concerts.  It just keeps getting better."

--Doug Moore, Cello professor, arranger, Williams College


Congratulations again e bravo!  You are a master and your cello is a very beautiful sample of superior craftsmanship."

--Italo Babini, Principle Cellist, Detroit Symphony


"Dear Larry, Thank you for the beautiful instrument. I love playing it. It has a rich tone, power and projection regardless of wether I’m playing forte or piano. Also my colleagues have been most impressed. I expect you will receive additional orders as a result of this instrument." 

--Steve Pologe cello professor U of O  Eugene Member Pacifica trio

About Us

Lawrence Wilke

Ben Wilke

Massimiliano Barbi

Awards

Silver Medal for Cello Tone

2016 Violin society of America international competition. Cleveland, OH

Silver Medal for Cello Wokmanship

2012 Violin Society of America International Competition

Gold Medal for cello

2006 Violin Society of America International Violinmaking Competition

Silver Medal for Cello Tone

2004 Violin Society of America International Violinmaking Competition

Certificate of Merit for Viola Tone

2004 Violin Society of America International Violinmaking Competition

Certificate of Merit for Cello Wormanship

2000 Violin Society of America International Violinmaking Competition

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Consultations and Cello Trials are by Appointment Only

Call, text, or email to make an appointment. We are in the shop on weekdays.

Lawrence Wilke Cello Maker

20 river road, clinton, CT 06413, us

(860) 669-2007