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Eva & Christo Marino

Eva & Christo Marino Luthier
Contact
Italian, Bulgarian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3470969768
©Marino Violins

The string instrument makers

  • • Christo & Eva create violins, violas and violoncelos for professional musicians
  • • For them qualitative wood material is at the heart of violin making
  • • They were influenced by Cremona with its vivid violin making scene

“A well made instrument should be easy to play and with a unique sound”. This is the professional maxim guiding the path of violin making for the founders of Marino Violins Christo and Eva Marino. They met in Bulgaria during the 1990s and joined forces to continue their luthier education at one of the best schools: The International School of Violin Making A. Stradivari in Cremona, Italy. They had the chance to meet some of the most influential violin players in the world there and ever since Cremona has become a home for them and their workshop. A real breakthrough moment came in 2010 when Bruno Giuranna, one of the legends of classical viola, fell in love with one of their violas and decided to buy it, despite the fact that up until then he had never owned or played on a new instrument.

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Violin

The front of this violin, inspired by a 1715 Stradivari model, was handcrafted from spruce, the back from a single piece of flamed maple and the fingerboard from ebony with rosewood fittings. The violin was completed with an orange-red hued alcohol-based varnish.

Length 35.7 cm

Eva & Christo Marino Luthier
Photo: ©Marino Violins
Violin

The front of this violin, inspired by a 1756 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini model, was handcrafted from spruce, the back from a single piece of flamed maple and the fingerboard from ebony with ebony fittings. The violin was completed with an oil based golden-brown hued amber varnish, an antique varnishing technique.

Length 35.2 cm

Eva & Christo Marino Luthier

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