Instruments by violin-maker Dmitry Badiarov

Instruments by violin-maker Dmitry Badiarov

Violins

Violin no.86

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Violin-maker-Dmitry-Badiarov, no.86
Violin-maker-Dmitry-Badiarov, no.86

Violin detail, no.86
violin no 86 - detail

Violin scroll, no.86
Violin scroll, no.86

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Violin no.80
Violin by Dmitry Badiarov, no.80
Violin by Dmitry Badiarov, no.80

Violin by Dmitry Badiarov, no.80
Violin by Dmitry Badiarov, no.80

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Violin no.76
Violin by Dmitry Badiarov, no. 76

Baroque Violins

Violin no.88

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Baroque violin by Dmitry Badiarov
Baroque violin by Dmitry Badiarov

Baroque violin by Dmitry Badiarov

Violas

Viola no.85

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Viola by Dmitry Badiarov; St.Petersburg Philharmonic
Viola by Dmitry Badiarov; St.Petersburg Philharmonic

Viola by Dmitry Badiarov; St.Petersburg Philharmonic

Violoncello da spalla

Violoncello da spalla

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Violoncello da spalla by Dmitry Badiarov; 2012
Violoncello da spalla by Dmitry Badiarov; 2012

Violoncello da spalla by Dmitry Badiarov; 2012

Sergey Malov plays violoncello da spalla by Dmitry Badiarov

Videos

Dmitry Badiarov plays violoncello (da spalla)

Dmitry Badiarov plays violoncello (da spalla)

Sergey Malov plays violoncello (da spalla)

Sergey Malov plays violoncello (da spalla)

Sergey Malov plays violoncello (da spalla)

Ryo Terakado plays violoncello (da spalla)

Sigiswald Kuijken, Makoto Akatsu, Dmitry Badiarov, La Petite Bande (life in Osaka)

More videos

 

I work mostly upon commission.

I prefer to know for whom I make an instrument. I make instruments off the list only when I need these for an eventual exhibition in New York, Cremona or Tokyo.

I have been a violin-maker for more than 30 years. However I have also been a professional violinist for over 20 years. I was used to meet and perform with lots of musicians, some of whom came from the Russian school of violin-playing, others – from the Belgian baroque violin school. Many of these musicians have become my clients and now they recommend my work to their colleagues and students.

In the ideal scenario I prefer to meet the musician for whom I will be making an instrument at least once – before I start making the instrument. I need to know how the musician plays, what repertoire, what sound and model, what look and feel he or she likes.

Creating an instrument in collaboration with a musician may last months but it is always a rewarding experience for both.

I can play the instrument well enough to discern if any adjustments necessary nonetheless, if possible, I like to meet the musician second time just before I start varnishing. At this stage some tiny but important adjustments can be done with ease.

Personally I prefer the beautifully crafted and beautifully varnished instruments resembling the feel of certain fine antique violins. I trust this is the way many of the fine violins, specially in Italy, were made in the 17th-18th centuries.

Some musicians might prefer the uniform finish given to certain modern violins. The uniform finish makes the work considerably easier and should it be preferred – we can do it too.