Pawet Migiel

Master Luthier
Pawet Migiel

Pawet Migiel was born in Zakopane, Poland in 1982, and his affinity for the violin and its construction started as a child. After finishing his schooling, he went to work as an apprentice of Wojciech Topa, one of Poland’s finest luthiers, with whom he still works.

Migiel builds instruments in the patterns of Italian masters, and although still young, his instruments are rapidly gaining a reputation around the world and are sought after by students and mature musicians alike.

Raul Emiliani

Raul Emiliani cellos are powerful instruments with a rich, complex tone, and are one of our best options for intermediate cellists. Their superb playability and wide range of dynamic response make them suitable for solo performance as well as orchestra and chamber ensemble.

Scott Cao Violins

These excellent violins — from tiny ones for 3 year olds to full size violins — have a richness and depth in the sound quality that is rare in an inexpensive violin. Their full size violins make a superb choice as a starter violin for a high school player. Much is added to these instuments in our shop; the bridge and soundpost are created here, and the string selection and adjustment bring out the best the violins have to offer. An entire outfit, including a wooden (not a fiberglass) bow, and case, may be had for just over $600. These are also the violins that are most frequently used in our rental program.