Ket Wei Gallery

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Contemporary Italian violin and box history 

DATE : 8th-11th March 2023

8th-10th March 10am-5pm 

11th March 10am – 10pm

Masterclass : 10th March 

10-12pm. Contemporary Italian violin making history 

3-5pm: contemporary italian bow making history  

Venue : Istana budaya 

Our Services

violin custom made shop, instrument dealing , service and restoration .

Good Flash Deals On The Go !

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enhance your music to the next level ! 

Flashy Bow rehair deal starting today till 11th March 2023. Enjoy a super value bow rehair service at the price of RM200 (n.r.p at RM320).

– High quality material and no hidden charges. 

– Limited for the first 50 customer base on first come first serve.

– Last day redemption is 31st December 2023. 

Our Story

 The Ket Wei Gallery (Ong Luthier Workshop) was established in 2009 by Ong Ket Wei who trained as a jazz guitarist
 under Juan Pablo de Zubiria Rueda at UCSI and as double bassist under Foo Yin Hong and Joseph
 Pruesser of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
 Pursuing his passion in instrument-making, Ket Wei attended the prestigious Instituto di Instruzione
 Superiore Antonio Stradivari (the International School of Violin-making—also known as the
 Stradivarius School) in Cremona, Italy, where he studied under master luthier Giorgio Scolari.
 Becoming the first Malaysian to gain a diploma from IIS Antonio Stradivari, Ket Wei returned to
 Malaysia as its first professional luthier and today, he continues to promote the legendary
 Cremonese heritage of instrument-making to Malaysians and others in the Southeast Asian region.
 Ket Wei remains an active musician and has played with, amongst others, the Malaysian
 Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Orkestra Radio Televisyen
 Malaysia, the Penang Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous smaller ensembles.

Ong Ket Wei

Ket Wei Gallery (Ong Luthier Workshop) Founder