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Balazs Gollob

Balazs Gollob Balazs Gollob is one of modern Hungary's most gifted violin makers. He started making violins in 1989, after finishing secondary school studies. He graduated from the Hungarian School of Musical Instrument Making at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 1991 and continued his studies at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts for two years where he took design classes. From 1993 to 1995 he worked as an apprentice in Pal Saranszky's workshop. There he saw, repaired and restored many fine and valuable instruments while making his own. In 1995, he traveled to Cremona, Italy, where he spent two years of intensive study under Giorgio Scolari and others. Since 1997, Mr. Gollob has had his own atelier. He makes mostly modern violins and violas as well as building and reconstructing baroque instruments. His instruments are played in orchestras both in Hungary and abroad. He regularly participates in Hungarian and international competitions; in 1997, he won second prize for a viola in a competition organized by the Hungarian Association of Musical Instrument Makers. As well as creating his own models, Balazs Gollob bases his intruments on patterns of Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri, Gaspar da Salo, Gagliano etc. Measurements and dimensions follow the originals or can be built to the specific requirements of the customer

Contact Information

Address: Kassai u.
Budapest
1042
Email: gollobviolin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gollobviolin.hu