SERGE DRIJAKOFF LUTHIER
25, Rue Ronde 73000 CHAMBERY - FRANCE tél. +33 (0) 479 850 931 ( by appointment only )
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CONCERT VIOLIN AND VIOLA MAKING
Maintenance, repair and restoration.
Serge Drijakoff's workshop is located in the south east of France in Chambéry in the heart of the city of the Dukes of Savoy
Established since 1984
Models in copies of old ones from: Andréa Amati, Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri Del Jesus
Much has been written about the origin of the violin without being able to pit point exactly its birth place . History tells us that the violin mounted with its four strings, as we know it, is said to be the work of the famous luthier from the city of Cremona in Italy, Andrea Amati, founder of the Cremonese School in the first half of the 16th century.
A pupil of Niccolo Amati, Antonio Stradivari (1648-1737), better known under the name of Antonius Stradivarius, will have sublimated the knowledge acquired in the workshop of his master Niccolo Amati. Stradivarius violins are most renowned for their beauty, and the quality of their sound. Stradivarius thought much about the physics of the violin, and his research works testify. It is by observing the subtle modifications of the size of his violins, the height of the arches , the design of the "f f" , that we can realize on the one hand the influence and then the progressive detachment of the work of his Master. And on the other hand we can observe the evolution of his work thus reaching what can be considered as the perfect violin from which a good number of luthiers were inspired and are still inspired today.
Without forgetting for all that other big names of luthiers of the city of Cremona whose violins are also a very great source of inspiration, without being able to quote them all: Guarneri, Bergonzi, Albani, Ruggierri, Montagnana ... whose works also testify to the genius of the Italian violin making from the 16th to the 18th Century.
Concert violin from A. Stradivarius "Medici" 1716 model