403 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich/Cos Cob, Connecticut
Atelier has two shops: one in Greenwich/Cos Cob, CT and another in Westport, CT (by appointment only). Constantin trained as a musician in Europe, and was a graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory in Romania and The Juilliard School of Music in New York. He performed with several distinguished orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic. He studied lutherie in Europe, and perfected his violin restoration techniques by studying with Hans Nebel and Horst Kloss. He studied bow making and repair with Lynn Armour Hannigan. He founded Atelier Constantin Popescu in 1994, and he performs stringed instrument repairs, restorations and bow rehair. Constantin feels that as a musician, he is more qualified to judge the tone of an instrument than either a business person or a craftsman.