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.

Wojciech Topa

Wojciech Topa is one of Poland's most prominent luthiers. He initially studied violin making at the Technical College of Violin Making in Nowy Targ. He then worked with the reknowned master Jan Bobak before establishing his own workshop in 2002. Since then he has become widely know and respected for the originality of his work and his ability to combine a powerful projecting sound with warmth and depth. His instruments are used by top professionals including K.A. Ball, Ivan Monighetti, Stefan Kamasa, Jerzy Kosmala, Andrzej Bauer, and many others at the college and professional levels in the U.S.