Master Violas

Carefully made by master luthiers in small workshops in Europe these violins are destined for concert performance.

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Jarek Koscielny Viola

Jarek Koscielny’s workshop is located in Czestochowa, Poland, the town of the famous Black Madonna frequently visited by Catholic tourist and pilgrimages. Made from the finest quality Polish and Romanian materials, all instruments are made by Koscielny in the white. Next, the instruments are sent to one of our Polish shops skilled in antique varnishing techniques to give each instrument a distinctive, personal appearance.  Finally, the instrument goes back to Master Koscielny, where it will be fully and carefully set up to bring the best sound out of each and every instrument.

Sizes available: 16”, 15 3/4″


Item#: 522276

Andrzej Swietlinski Violas

Andrejz Swietlinski was born in Nowy Targ, Poland in 1962. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane, and went on to study violin making and luthiery at the Liceum of Plastic Work in Zakopane, as well as sculpture and art at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Art in Krakow. He apprenticed under the well known Polish Master Jan Bobak in the 1990’s, and founded the Swietlinski-Glodek-Szlachtowski Workshop in the mountainous region of Poland. His violins and violas have received international acclaim and are played by many respected musicians worldwide.

Swietlinski Workshop Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522247


Andrzej Swietlinski – Stradivarius Model Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522251


Andrzej Swietlinski – Tertis Model Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 521251T

Maciej Lacek Viola

Maciej Lacek is a master luthier and member of the Polish Violin Makers Association. He is the son and graduate student of Jan Lacek, a well respected luthier who founded the Luthier School Institute in Nowy Targ, Poland. The incredible talent and knowledge that he gained from working with his father from an early age is reflected by creating instruments that have remarkable tone, response, and projection, as well as great beauty in workmanship and varnish. His craftsmanship is becoming more and more popular all over the world and his instruments are being critically acclaimed by players and collectors. Many concertmasters, leading players and symphony orchestra musicians who perform regularly in United States, Western Europe and especially in Poland are playing on Mr. Lacek’s instruments.

Sizes available: 16 3/4″, 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522243

Wojciech Topa Viola

One of Poland’s finest luthiers, Wojciech Topa has received critical acclaim around the world. He was born in 1961, and studied at the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane before attending the Technical College of Violin Making in Nowy Targ, Poland. He finished his studies under the Master Jan Bobak. Topa’s instruments are known for their power, projection, and virtuosity and are truly soloists’ instruments.

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”

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Item #: 521285

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