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History as a stringed instrument store / workshop is Olivier PAOLI , a French and stringed instrument craftsman.  Olivier Paoli

It dates back to 1997, when the workshop started in Paris.

I want to create a store full of music in Japan! In order to make my dream come true, I closed my 14-year-old workshop in Paris and came to Japan alone in 2009.

We started from a small stringed instrument workshop in Shibuya, and now the number of staff has increased, and it has evolved into a store with a small salon hall that we have longed for.

Thanks to you, 2019 was able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the company in Japan.

"The reason we have a store now is because it is supported by many artists, musicians and people involved in music," he said.

The staff always value the relationship with the customer without forgetting the feeling of giving back to the customer.

Based on our abundant experience, we carefully work on the quality of each instrument while carefully assessing the history, characteristics, individuality, and characteristics of the performer.

In an open style where you can see the repair

See up close what kind of repairs are being done at the workshop,

We will proceed with repairs while communicating with customers.

It is said that the instrument is alive, but the joy when the energetic and rich sound is revived is deeply emotional, and there is a joy that brings life to life.

The viori shop handles a variety of stringed instruments, mainly in Europe, from old to modern. We will propose the most suitable musical instrument and important partner selection while asking the customer's wishes, playing style, and budget.



1/16 to full size


Viola, cello, bow

There is handling.

From old to modern

Mainly in Europe

From various stringed instruments

Professional staff will provide musical instruments that meet your needs

I will make a suggestion.

Repair Maintenance

Repair maintenance

Repairing instruments and bows

From no matter how small the repair

Until major repairs

Careful care

Let me do it.

Also the first musical instrument store

Subscription service,

"Maintenance support plan"

It began!

With a system like insurance

Needed on a regular basis

Maintenance / repair

It is the content to cover.



Rental musical instruments

Various rental musical instruments

I prepared it.

Violin  1/16 ~  4/4  

Viola  38cm ~  41.5cm

Cello  1/8 ~  4/4  

From now on

Even if you don't know the size

Please feel free to contact us.

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Our store is an atelier that manages three styles related to art and music.

Violin shop

Stringed instrument workshop

Musical instrument rental  

"ATELIER"  Atelier in FrenchIt means a workshop.

The charm of our shop is the open style workshop,

It is a creative space where you can see the craftsmen working up close.


We have a selection of various musical instruments, mainly in Europe.

Musical instruments and bows that match your wishes and play style

We will make a proposal while trying it out.

It's a homely atmosphere for our customers! Is often said. We value the connections and communication between people, and we strive to be close to our customers regardless of whether they are professionals or amateurs, and to build relationships of mutual trust and trust.

The shop is a 6-minute walk from Shibuya Station.

It is located on a calm street one block from Aoyama Street.

The solid oak floors give you the warmth of wood.

High-quality music flows from the discerning audio system, and the time flows slowly that you can't imagine being in the city.

Please enjoy this special space.


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From the age of 17, he studied at the stringed instrument production school in Mircourt for three years, and after a lot of training at Le Canu-Millant in Paris, he worked for two years at the Le Canu workshop in Normandy. He first came to Japan at the age of 21 and spent a year and a half in Tokyo. Returning to Paris, he spent 14 years repairing a wide range of stringed instruments at the Rene Quenoil and Claudie Bitter workshops.

After that, he decided to move to Tokyo and established Optiche Valle Paris GK. Three years later, he set up a store at the Namikibashi intersection in Shibuya and opened l'atelier by apc.

We maintain and repair stringed instruments, make instruments and bows, and operate salon concerts and studios, always trying to improve quality and service so that we can support artists from various angles.

​Olivier  PAOLI

​Olivier  Paoli

​CEO / Luthier



Notice of business days in April and May


Opening Hours

10:00-19:00 Mon - Sat

Closed on Sunday & Holiday

We will be closed on 4/29 (Mon) , 5/3-5/6


The response time of the online shop will be the same as the business day.

We will continue to make reservations as a countermeasure to prevent the spread of infection.

If it is difficult to come to the store, shipping and online trial are also possible. Please feel free to contact us.

Reservation for rehairing on the same day


You can get a rehairing on the same day!

violin, viola, cello

Please bring it in by 11:30 on the day. We will return it at 16:30 on the same day.

If you are in a hurry, please take advantage of this! (Contact us for double bass)

Click here for the reservation form


Violas by 3 maestros in Cremona


As a new venture by l'atelier by apc, we are excited to kick off a project to introduce you to a specially curated lineup.

The first edition is 'Cremona "il Prossimo,"' featuring the best period violas crafted by three maestros representing Cremona!

Click here

Recommended set by l'atelier by apc 2024

Recommended instruments for l'atelier by apc violins, violas, and cellos, which have been well received every year

We are introducing it at the online shop.

Old and modern instruments made in Europe were set up in the workshop.

This set is more affordable than usual. Check out our line-up!

Online shop page is here

You can choose from 3 types of Maintenance Support Plans!


Our original instrument repair subscription insurance plan.

We also offer special plans for instruments only and bows only. We will meet various needs!

Click here for details

There are 4 types of rental instrument plans!
Choose from four attractive plans.
Click here for details

About efforts to prevent infection

Based on the current rapid spread of the new coronavirus,

We will guide you one by one so that you can spend your time more safely and with peace of mind at the store.

We will adjust the schedule, so please reserve the date and time of your visit in advance by phone or email.

・ The shop carries out regular cleaning and disinfection work. We have installed two air purifiers and are thoroughly implementing infection prevention measures.

・ If it is difficult to come to the store, we will handle everything that can be shipped. We can also ship bow hair changes.

・ All staff will wear masks. Customers are also encouraged to wear masks at all times.
・ When you come to the store, please disinfect your hands with alcohol at the entrance.

We look forward to seeing you all in good spirits!



 10:00 -19:00 Monday -Saturday

Closed on Sunday & Holidays


150-0002  1-2-10 NAKAZATO Building 1F,Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 


Careers  Notice of recruitment of full-time employees

l'atelier by apc will be looking for (Aux Petits Chevalets Paris Limited Liability Company), the regular employees.

Aux Petits Chevalets company is recruiting new staff.

We are looking forward to your application.



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