SERGE DRIJAKOFF LUTHIER
VIOLIN AND VIOLA MAKING
Serge Drijakoff opened his violin making workshop in Chambéry in 1984. He undertook personal studies in instrumental making, first in classical guitar then in the making of the classical quartet: violin, viola, cello and double bass. He will specialized in the making of the violin and the viola.
Her studies in instrumental making will introduce her to the work of the famous Italian luthier Simone Sacconi, who wrote a major work on the work of Antonio Stradivari. He will complete his study of the architecture of the violin by studying the treatise on violin making by François Denis. For more than 35 years Serge Drijakoff has been making and restoring violins and violas. The three criteria that define Serge Drijakoff's making are respect for the traditions handed down by the Ancients, love of perfection, and beauty of sound. Without wanting to innovate at all costs in a profession of secular tradition, Serge Drijakoff has always questioned himself about the factors which determine the beautiful sound of an instrument. He has always taken care of the sound production of his instruments and we know that this quest for perfection has no end.
In his research on sound production, he will receive the teaching of a master luthier who will teach the knowledge necessary for the manufacture of concert instruments... a complex and delicate task which requires real learning.
From a Guarneri del Gesù model