Ivan Stankov. Luthier
I was born in 1967 and live in the most cosy Bulgarian town which is located in the Valley of Roses - Kazanlak. This town has traditions in the art of lutherie which date back to the beginning of the twentieth century. I have been a luthier myself since 1994. I have always aimed at preserving and passing the magnificence and magic of this art throughout time. In the spirit of my belief I established my own atelier filled with an atmosphere of art, the scent of resin and the spirit of a luthier's work. I make various types and models of violins, violas and cellos while always conforming to my customers' preferences. I also renovate and repair old instruments.
Aesthetics, good materials and the attention to details have always been the top priorities in my work. My constant exploration has been aiming at highlighting the wood's beauty by outlining its soft forms and warm shades using special spirits and oil lacquers. The latter preserve instruments in a very good shape and outline their acoustic qualities. I am a member of the Bulgarian Luthiers Association. I have also participated in a number of contests and exhibitions of musical instruments both in the country and abroad.