Смычок скрипичный мастера Мария Горкун (Киев)

About Mariia:

Until recently, Mariia Gorkun worked full time as a professional violinist. She studied and earned a Masters degree at the P.I.Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine knmau.com.ua ), and another Masters degree at Longy School of Music (Boston, USA longy.edu ). Before totally dedicating herself to bowmaking, Mariia performed for several years at the orchestra of The National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev (www.opera.com.ua ), one of the best orchestras in Ukraine.

Mariia began her violinmaking career in 2011, working under the guidance of Roman Shmigelsky, Karpaty, Ukraine. It took her 2 months to finish her first viola, which is now in the possession of a professional violist.

During 2011-2013 years Mariia was an apprenticed with the late Eduard Kobyliansky, one of the most celebrated violinmakers in Ukraine.

Since 2012 Mariia has taken part in bowmaking workshops given by famous American bowmaker David Hawthorne http://www.violinbows.net

During 2012-2016 years Mariia Gorkun occupied a position of a violin and bow restorer and maker at the Kiev Middle Special Music School named after M.V.Lysenko.

At present Mariia occupies a position of an assistant of David Hawtorne at his workshop in Boston, USA.

Смычок скрипичный мастера Мария Горкун (Киев)

What a bowmaker does:

The combination of professional violin playing skills and bowmaking experience gives Mariia broad perspective on the making and adjustment of fine bows. She applies all her knowledge and educational views to make her bows beautiful to look, comfortable to play and wonderful to listen to.

Mariia makes bows for violin, viola, cello and double bass, both modern and baroque models.

Re-hairs are available at any time and are done in a very short period with the best quality bow hair. Mariia always has a choice of Mongolian, Argentinian, Canadian or Siberian horse hair. She consults her customers to make the most suitable choice of hair according to a given bow and your unique performance style.

Restoration and repair are done with the utmost accuracy and care. Please, contact for details.

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At present Mariia occupies a position of an assistant of David Hawtorne at his workshop in Boston, USA.