Musical instruments that I make are not exact
copies of early instruments but their form and design are corresponding to
a certain age.
When making lutes, viols da gamba and violins I use drawing of early
Others, such as harps, fiddles, rebecs, five-string viols are made
according to iconography, sculptural images of musical instruments of
While making the instruments, sometimes I incorporate my own improvements
in order to make them pleasant and easy to play for a modern musician.
It is always important for me to have personal contact with people I make
instruments for. I discuss details with a customer and take into
consideration his or her special requests. Many years of experience in
playing lute and cittern in an ensemble of various instruments have helped
me in making stringed instruments, to perfect their acoustic qualities. In
crafting my instruments I aim to achieve a good, deep and strong sound
maintains an even tone in all ranges.
Materials I use are traditional: maple (plain, curly, birdseye), fir.
Other kinds of wood (plum, walnut, cherry, acacia, boxwood, ebony) are
used for making pegs, tailpieces, and finger-board pieces.
I am ready to accept orders. My prices are reasonable.
I would like to especially express my gratitude to professor of Scola
Cantorum Basiliensis - Randall Cook for his invaluable support and
assistance rendered at the beginning of my coming-to-be a master of
I would also like to thank Peter Benovich (Ausria), Ute Goedecke, Per
Mattsson (ensemble "LAUDE NOVELLA", Sweden), Isabel Kraft (doctor of
musicology, Germany), Vitali Shestakov (Switzerland) for their evaluation
and remarks that were so helpful to the perfecting of my instruments.
And of course, I thank my friends Alexander Batov and Adrey Perkhunkov for
they have greatly influenced my interest in the making of early stringed
Your questions will be answered with pleasure; I would also be glad to
receive any information from those who are interested in my instruments.
Please, address to:
Phone.: +38 (03122) 34772
Bercheny str. 105