Stradivari Model Violin 2016

Stradivari Model Violin 2017

Stradivari Model Violin 2015

~~The violin shown here is based on a Stradivari “S” form, which he used extensively after 1703 and throughout his Golden Period. It features a slightly smaller body length of 35.2 cm (13-7/8“) and narrower upper bout dimensions of 16.3 cm (6-7/16”) -- similar to those of Guarneri “del Gesu” violins. These dimensions are appreciated by musicians for their playability without sacrificing fullness of sound.

This violin was featured and sold in NYC at Julie Reed's Contemporary Violin Makers' Exhibit in October 2014.

Stradivari Model Violin 2014

~~ This violin is built on the Stradivari "P" form, with the back length of 355 mm, and upper  and lower bout dimensions of 167 mm and 208 mm respectively.  

~~A violin based on the Stradivari “S” form. It features  smaller body length of 352mm and narrower upper  and lower bout dimensions of 16.3 cm and 20.4 cm respectively. The sound is round, mature and open, with rich overtones. 

~~This violin is built on the Stradivari's second largest forms, with the back length of 356 mm, and upper  and lower bout dimensions of 167 mm and 208 mm respectively. Despite the larger size it is still very easy to handle and comfortable to play, even for a smaller player. The sound is open and resonant, with rich overtones. The violin has lots of volume and projects exceptionally well.

~~This violin is built on the Stradivari "P" form, with the back length of 355 mm, and upper  and lower bout dimensions of 167 mm and 208 mm respectively.

I made this violin for the 2016 VSA Violin Making Competition held in Cleveland, OH. The violin received a workmanship award and has found a happy home with Gennady Filimonov of the Seattle Symphony. 

Personal Model Violin 2016

Stradivari Model Violin 2016

~~ This violin is built on the Stradivari PG form, with a slab-cut well aged maple back. Because of the water-like apearance of the wood grain I call it "Rusalka" in the tribute to the Dvorak's romantic opera. This a larger instrument with body length of 357 mm and upper  and lower bout dimensions of 168 mm and 208 mm respectively. Despite the larger size the violin is still very comfortable and handles with ease even in the hands of a smaller player. The instrument is very fast and responsive, dark in overall quality, with an exceptional G string while maintaining brilliance in the treble and enough projection to fill a large hall. It can accept a range of playing styles as it responds well to both fast and light bow technique as well as deeper pressure without cracking. 

The violin is featured at the Metzler exhibit of modern violins in Los Angeles and was profiled in the article on violinist.com 

Stradivari Model Violin 2016

Stradivari Model Violin 2015

Alina Kostina Violins

~~ This violin is designed to combine the best features of del Gesu and Stradivari forms. It is based on the Stradivari “PG"form with a C bout widened by 1 mm on each side thus providing for increased air volume and projecting power. The shape of the corner curves is reminiscent of a del Gesu. The arch is that of a golden period Strad, albeit wider, with its hallmark purity of sound, agility and brilliance. I kept the rib structure slightly lower, also in the style of del Gesu, to allow for quick response. F holes and scroll are loosely based on mid period  Strad with some departures to allow for personal expression. Wood finishing shows prominent tool marks and varnish in the style of a late period Strad to lend the instrument an air spontaneity and freedom. This a larger instrument with body length of 356 mm and upper  and lower bout dimensions of 168 mm and 206 mm respectively. Despite the larger size the violin is still very comfortable and handles with ease even in the hands of a smaller player. Players have noted exceptionally quick response and rich G. This model is very successful tonally and performs admirably in a large concert hall. 

~~A violin based on the Stradivari “S” form. It features  smaller body length of 352mm and narrower upper  and lower bout dimensions of 16.3 cm and 20.4 cm respectively. The sound is round, mature and open, with even transition from string to string. Players have noted exceptionally quick response and rich G and E strings. The violin lives in Seattle with violinist Liza Zurlinden