Andrian Andreev / Guarneri

Just in from great Bulgarian maker, Andrian Andreev. Andreev finished the Stradivari School in Cremona, Italy, studying under Wanna Zambelli. He also studied with one of my favorite makers, Massimo Negroni. This fantastic violin is a Guarneri model from 1744. Now available through Fiddles and Sticks

Valentina Petrova

Another beautiful violin from Valentina Petrova of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. This is a 1715 Strad model featuring a one-piece back with oil varnish over a mineral ground. Now available through Fiddles and Sticks.

Krzysztof Krupa


2002 Moscow

  • silver medal for cello

2004 Polish National Competition

  • 1st prize for violin
  • 2nd prize for cello

2005 Mittenwald

  • 4th place and certificate of merit for cello

2006 Dolny Kubin (Slovakia)

  • 2nd place for violin
  • special prize for the best tone of violin

2006 Baltimore-Violin Society of America

  • certificate of merit for workmanship for violin
  • certificates of merit for workmanship and tone for viola

2007 Moscow-Tchaikovsky Violin Making Competition

  • 1st prize and gold medal for cello