Amazing, how well it works!
My viola has an absolutely pure, ideally balanced and powerful tone with a plenitude of overtones and a huge dynamic range. Awesome wood and a perfect masterly work. A true piece of art. I am really happy to own it.
I am so fortunate to own a Badiarov violin! Dmitry is truly a one of a kind violin maker! The sound and quality of his instruments are unparalleled! He not only knows his craft incredibly well, but can see and sense the unique personality and needs of musicians and build instruments accordingly. I cannot be any happier with the instrument he has made for me!
… a wonderful violin maker, a true artist, always researching, never blindly copying anything, but following his highest aesthetic standards based on profound knowledge of the whole culture and spirit of the baroque period (among others). The fantastic Violoncello da Spalla, reborn by him, is a great instrumental challenge and musical inspiration for me. Many thanks, again!
It sounds great! I also get complements from people about the violin, so I talk about you loudly!
Thank you for your great instrument!!!
I just want to share with you how happy I am with the violin. This week I was in Tirol on a project. The concert was wonderful and then we made a recording. The violin is just amazing. No one has noticed that it is a newborn. They just talked about how wonderful it sounds and also how good it looks.
Your bow is more than nice, it’s simply fantastic, dare I say perfect….I love it….thank you!
Dimitry, I just want to tell you again how much I am enjoying the beautiful bow you made for me. It’s so very fine to use and I’m incredibly happy with it.
I absolutely love it. It plays practically by itself and has a wonderful full but clear sound. It even works fabulously with my modern violin, which is not the case with all other baroque bows I have used. Thank you!
"I have been taking violin making lessons with Dmitry for almost three years. I have just completed my second violin and am about to embark on my third instrument.
Dmitry takes a structured approach to teaching violin making, which results in a solid foundation and the development of correct technique and skills. I started with very basic wood working skills, which have developed over the years under Dimity's guidance. Though I still have a lot to learn, I have developed a solid foundation and understanding of violin making. I now own and play, two amazing violins made by me. An achievement that I am truly proud of.
Learning the art of violin making from such a generous person has exceeded all my expectations. I would encourage anybody with an interest in violins to give violin making a chance. It will change your life."
Artists familiar with Badiarov works
I thought this was an antique Italian — Viktoria Mullova, Great Britain, 16.05.2012
I was especially impressed by the sound of the Badiarov violin. It was most fascinating to find such an intense sound and full of overtones. — Razvan Stoica, 20.01.2013
Luthier de génie — Hubert Stoecklin, resmusica.com, France, 29.08.2007
I can not explain why, but his instruments have purely Italian character. — Renato Scrollavezza, violin-maker in Parma, Italy, 1995
Musicians using Badiarov period bows
Your bow is more than nice, it’s simply fantastic, dare I say perfect….I love it….thank you! — Jamie Hey, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, principal cellist, March 20, 2011
Dmitry, I just want to tell you again how much I am enjoying the beautiful bow you made for me. It’s so very fine to use and I’m incredibly happy with it.” — Jamie Hey, September 13, 2011
I absolutely love it. It plays practically by itself and has a wonderful full but clear sound. It even works fabulously with my modern violin, which is not the case with all other baroque bows I have used. Thank you! — Margaret MacDuffie
Last but not least: Dmitry Badiarov’s as a practising performer
I loved the quiet, tender and refined spalla’s sound which could be compared with that of a baritone; the natural, ingenuous sound does not exist in the modern instruments… — 23/05/2005, YOMIURI newspaper, Japan
a recording of excellent artistry and selects it as one of the “Quarterly Best” of new Releases for the First Quarter 2011” (J.S.Bach, Suites for violoncello da spalla, Ramee RAM 1003 — German Record Critic’s Award, Bonn 15th February 2011.
it was on the part of [luthier] Dmitry Badiarov who could re-construct the new instrument, suitable for real performances… Overflown with spirit, his quick-witted performance is motivated by freedom of creativity based on his deep knowledge of Historically Informed Performance Practice. — 2011 January, The Record Geijutsu Special Recommendation
…and ‘Bleib bei uns’ an obbligato played with breathtaking virtuosity on a reconstructed ‘violoncello da spada’ by Dmitry Badiarov” — Classic FM, December 2007
Known both as violinist and violin-maker, Dmitry Badiarov has reconstructed a shoulder-cello and presented it at this recital (Tokyo Opera City, Omi Gakudo, 30 April, 2006)… Distinct character was given to each movement of the Suites… The charm and expressive possibilities of the violoncello da spalla were presented very convincingly.” — Ongakunotomo, July 2006
Con Dmitry Badiarov torna la tradizione dei raffinati salotti musicali settecenteschi” (The tradition of the refined 17th century music saloons returns with Dmitry Badiarov) — 03/06/1998, Cronaca di Rovereto, Italy.