[SOLD: Toronto, Ontario] Ivan Stankov is a Master Luthier among Bulgaria's most respected makers. His instruments are gaining a sparkling reputation for tone, craftsmanship and finishing. He competes in luthierie competitions in Europe, including Italy's Trianalle and the European Eufonia Competition and has won several medals for his violins, violas and celli.
[SOLD: Calgary, AB] Dimitrov's instruments are inspired by the works of great Italian masters like Stradivari and Guarneri and he only works with the woods "of excellent sound qualities from the Balkan region." Mr. Dimitrov is a member of the Bulgarian regional Association of the Master-luthiers and the Chamber of Handicraftsmen. He participates in exhibitions and competitions in Bulgaria and in the International Competition in Trienne (Italia).
[SOLD: West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia] Angela Moneff of the Kazanlak region or "Rose city" of Bulgaria, is among Eastern Europe's finest female luthiers. She uses traditional Italian methods of construction and a pine-resin oil varnish brushed over a special coat of mineral ground, a technique developed by master makers studying the genuine violins of Giuseppe Guarneri and Antonio Stradivari.
[SOLD: Crystal Beach, ON] "Rose Valley" is the moniker of the part of Bulgaria where the makers who complete these violins, Angela Moneff, Ivan Stankov, and other makers, call home. Rhiannon named this violin line in homage to this unique region of Eastern Europe. This particular violin was completed by Ivan Stankov.