Fine violas

As violas come in a large variety of sizes, there is a much vaster range of proportions and acoustic solutions to choose from.

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Once the size and sound have been agreed on, I create the instrument on paper. At the same time, I determine the sound, the look and the feel of the finished instrument.

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Choice of size

In the course of the years, I have built violas of many different sizes. This has helped me to develop a preferred line of violas while acquiring the necessary experience to create new models for specific needs.

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Choice of materials

For the darker and deeper sound of the viola, I sometimes use softer or thinner material for the top and the back, the ribs and the scroll. I also leave sufficient plate thickness in order to achieve a certain brightness and projection of sound.


  • 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.

    Dmitry Kosolapov
    Dmitry Kosolapov St.Petersburg Philharmonic
  • Thank you for your great instrument!!!

    Miguel Falomir
    Miguel Falomir Violist, professor