[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.
A resourceful Fiddleheads customer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, found her VN-102 violin's endpin and chin rest hardware was irritating her neck and collarbone. All she needed was an item already easily available to everyone during the Covid Era...
Fiddleheads acknowledges that the beautiful land on which our studio and home sits is located in the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc [she-KWE-pem] territory in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation.
Fiddleheads applied for a grant with the Launch Online grant program in February, 2021. Rhiannon is elated to share that just today Fiddleheads was approved for funding to go toward the completion and launching of this fantastic new website!