A Fine Modern Cremonese Violin by Georgi Nikolov, 2022.
Cohen Violins is delighted to present this fine contemporary Cremonese violin commissioned after the 1716 Medici Stradivarius by Georgi Nikolov in 2022. Featuring well aged tone woods that were carefully chosen in collaboration and a luminous red varnish with light, tasteful antiquing and black chamfering to the scroll, rib mitres, and button, this modern Italian violin checks ALL our boxes; boasting a voice that is at once powerful, crystalline, immediate with a lyrical, buttery quality, and altogether ready to further develop with whatever highly demanding, discerning musician should be so lucky to make it a musical partner.
Georgi Nikolov (1997 -) was born into a violin making family in Kazanlak, Bulgaria; the son of renowned luthier, Hristo Nikolov, Georgi was already well familiar with the workshop when he began studying violin making at the High School of Fine Arts and Design in Kazanlak, graduating five years later, in 2016. He entered Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona, the International School of Violin Making in Cremona as a third year in the class of Giorgio Scolari and promptly won a diploma, ”Premio Grandi-Taglietti”- the best student of the school for 2016-2017. Also working with Daniele Scolari, Georgi graduated with honors in 2019 and continued working in Cremona, quickly gaining a reputation for crafting beautiful instruments of distinctive character and a sculptor’s precision.
His awards and accolades include:
Diploma ”Premio Grandi-Taglietti”- the est student of the school for 2016-2017 in the International School of Violin making “Antonio
Participation in the International Violin making competition held in Kazanlak (Bulgaria) in 2018 ,organized by the ANLAI, in violin and viola sections.
Diploma “ Premio M.Piero Ferraroni” the best student of the school for 2018-2019 in the International School of Violin making “Antonio Stradivari”.
4th place in antiqued violin section in 10th International Violin making competition in Sesto Fiorentino (Italy) in 2019, organized by the ANLAI
Diploma for Best Craftsmanship in 6th Kaminski Violin Making Competition in Poznan(Poland) in October 2019.
Participation Diploma in Malta International Violin Making Competition in January 2020.
16th place for viola and 20th place for violin in the 16th International “Triennale” Violin Making Competition Antonio Stradivari held in Cremona , Italy in September 2021.
Prestigious 1st place for modern violin in the category “Professionals” at the XII Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria ANLAI di Pisogne in October 2021.
Prestigious 1st place for modern viola in the category “Professionals”at 1st International Violin Making Competition “Marino Capicchioni” ,Italy in October 2021
Prestigious 1st place for antiqued viola in the category “Professionals”at 1st International Violin Making Competition “Marino Capicchioni” ,Italy in October 2021
Prestigious 3th place in antiqued violin section in category “Professionals” at the XIII Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria ANLAI di Pisogne in May-June 2022.
4th and 5th place for modern violin in category “Professionals” at the XIII Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria ANLAI di Pisogne in May-June 2022.
Participation diploma in 1st International Nemessanyi Samuel Violinmaking competition and exhibition held in July 2022 in Budapest, Hungary .