The hall and foyer of the Muziekgebouw are filled with sounds made by instruments and bows by various cello and bow makers. The Cello Biënnale enthusiastically supports the making of new instruments and bows, and the exposition at the festival is specially meant for makers of new instruments. In addition to the luthier exhibit, there are workshops where new instruments and bows are being worked on throughout the entire festival.

These are the luthiers who will appear at the Cello Biënnale 2018: Stijn Van Aerschot, Erik Buys, Hans-Peter den Daas, Savine Delaporte, Camille Dolibeau, Tanguy Fraval, Guust François, Tobias Gräter, Andreas Grütter, Henk te Hietbrink, Janos Hejja, Stephan Krattenmacher, Gudrun Kremeier, Matthieu Legros, Urs Maechler, Thilde van Norel, Kai Thomas Roth, Saskia Schouten, Boris Sverdlik, Nico Plog, Jessica de Saedeleer, Jan Strumphler, Hendrik Woldring, Peter Zoon.