The SFEMS Berkeley Festival’s Exhibition and Marketplace—free and open to the public— takes place during the Festival, from June 11 through June 13, 2020.

The Exhibition features the work of instrument makers, publishers, retailers, performing and service organizations, and all others who provide materials, information, and support for the early music community.


  Thursday, June 11: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  Friday, June 12: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  Saturday, June 13: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BERKELEY (2407 Dana St.) | parking and directions

Westminster Hall, John Knox and Mears rooms

Map of Exhibitor Tables


This page is updated with each new registration. Below is a list of current exhibitors as well as some from BFX 2018 (in gray text)

Affourtit Historical Bows  (B-5) 
Historical bows for violin, viola, ‘cello, viola da gamba, and double bass

Agave Baroque   
Information about the ensemble, concerts, and recordings

American Bach Soloists 
Presents an array of early music recordings, performance and educational information, and instruments and sheet music for exploration.

American Recorder Society  (A-12)
Information about the ARS and the international community of recorder players, gently used sheet music

manwalk180FullRalph Ashmead – Maker of Historical Bows  (A-6)
Bows from the Baroque and Classical era for all sizes of violin and viola d’gamba families

C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works  Packard Humanities Institute 
A sampling of more than 80 works published to date

Louis Bégin ARCHETIER – Bégin Bows 
Baroque and Classical bows for the violin, viola, cellos and double-bass, and bows for treble, tenor, and bass viols

Boaz Berney – Historical Flutes   
Renaissance, Baroque and Classical flutes

Boulder Early Music Shop   
Violas da gamba, bows, sheet music, and more

Wes Brandt – Viol Maker 
Several viols including a 7-string bass, tenor and treble viols

Owen Daly Early Keyboard Instruments  (M-8)
Displaying a fine German-style harpsichord

Sand N. Dalton Historical Oboes (A-16)
Baroque and Classical Oboes, Oboes d’Amore, Taille, and Oboe da Caccia

Robert Dawson instrument collection (A-15)
Fine used instruments

Early Music America (A-10)
Informational and membership materials 

Coen Engelhard – Acacia wood Bows  (B-3)
Bows for viola da gamba, violin, ‘cello, and bass

Gabriela’s Baroque  (B-5)  
Baroque cellos, viols and a Baroque viola

Gamut Music, Inc. 
On view, a 2018 violin modeled after Andrea Amati, tenor viola modeled after Amati, and Renaissance and Baroque lutes

Soren Green – Historical Clarinets  (A-15)
Historical clarinets, basset horns and chalumeaux

The Harpsichord Shop    
A selection of historical keyboards for sale

Historical Performance Institute (A-18)
Informational materials from the University of Indiana

Devin Hough   
Bowed string instruments, made to order

Timothy G. Johnson, Luthier (A-17)
Bowed string instruments suitable for historical performance

LaMotte Violins 
Baroque strings and bows

Lazar’s Early Music  
A sampling of new and pre-owned recorders of all sizes, Lu-Mi viols and bows, shawms and crumhorns

Longy School of Music of Bard College 
Education – early music program and faculty information, school swag

John McCann instrument collection (A-14)
German recorders by Bernard Junghänel, rauschfifes and krumhorns 

The Musical Offering Classical CD Shop and Café 
The iconic Berkeley Early Music gathering place: information about the café and the Classical CD shop

Ralf Netsch Recorders 
Handcrafted Renaissance, Baroque, and modern recorders

Sarah W. Peck Violin Restoration and Repair   
Historical string instruments

John Phillips Harpsichords  (M-9)
Late 17th century Dresden‐style single manual harpsichord

PRB Productions  (A-7)
Fine editions of early and contemporary music

Prescott Workshop  (A-1)
Hand made recorders by Thomas M. Prescott of New Hampshire

The San Francisco Early Music Society   
Your BFX host organization will have everything you need to know about the Festival and Exhibition on hand, including Readers, Exhibition passes, concert information, and a partnership with the Musical Offering Classical CD Shop and Café.

Shingleton Viols  (A-8)
Handmade viol family instruments by Warren Shingleton

Scott A. Smith Violins 
On display: two bass violas da gamba, three baroque violins, one tenor viola da gamba, and one baroque viola.

Timbre Folk and Baroque 
Original and eclectic folk and Baroque instruments

University of Indiana Press (A-3 and A-4)
Books, journals, and branded collateral materials

Katrien Vandermeersch – The Studio for Violinmaking 
Examples on display will be a 5-string violoncello, a bas de violon (Gaspar Bourbon), and a tenorviola (Guarneri)

Viola da Gamba Society of America  (A-19)
Student rental viols, informational brochures, stickers and pins with the VdGSA logo

Voices of Music  (A-13)
Season subscriptions and tickets to the 2020/21 season, CDs and other audio formats, showcasing music videos in 4K

von Huene Workshop and The Early Music Shop of New England  
Fine handmade recorders and flutes