The best violin shop anywhere! I am proud to highly recommend Mr. Chunyee Lu and his Guadagnini Violin Shop. As a freelance violinist and teacher new to the area, I have greatly benefited from Mr. Lu's expertise, his dedication, his honesty, humility, fair prices, cheer, and humor. In particular, his restoration skills are superb. My ca. 1800 Lippold violin has never sounded so good or responded so easily. He has transformed some inexpensive antique bows which I had picked up over the years (sensing their playing potential) into wonderful playing tools. With new hair, a new silver tip and winding, new grip, cleaning and polishing, etc., he transformed a late 19th century ironwood bow into a real gem, and all this in record time and with no fuss. Mr. Lu, besides being a wonderful craftsman, is also a fine violinist, so he understands these matters from different angles. I appreciate that perspective very much. Mr. Lu's work is as good or better than any of the more expensive shops I've been to in New York or Europe. A graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making, one of the top schools, his attention to detail is truly extraordinary and his approach is highly insightful, artful, scientific and experience-based. The guy is simply a genius at what he does. On a personal level, he is a delight, as is his lovely wife Wen. They're great people. I'm very glad to have my instrument and bows under his care and recommend him most highly to anyone.
While I’ve only studied with Dr. Lipmanovich for about two years out of my twelve years of experience, the amount I learned over those two years sur…
While I’ve only studied with Dr. Lipmanovich for about two years out of my twelve years of experience, the amount I learned over those two years surpasses even the ten years prior to it combined. Lessons with her are always intense, but her energy, passion, and musical prowess are engaging, making the learning process both enjoyable and fascinating. She has a passion for perfection and drives you to be the best that you can be. Balancing her emphasis on artistic sensitivity with her attention to technical proficiency, Dr. Lipmanovich has pushed me to new levels of musical mastery. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone, regardless of skill level. Without her instruction, I know that I would not be the pianist that I am now. Elizabeth Ridgway, wrote. It was an extraordinarily fortunate day for me when I was directed to Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich to begin my piano studies. In addition to being a brilliant performing artist, Yulia is an inspiring and charming teacher. Her patience, understanding, sensitivity, and humor make my lesson a high point of my week. Her selections of gorgeous music make practicing most enjoyable as well as stimulating. Yulia is a marvelous addition to our city's delights. by Elaine Fleishman 10 /05 /2014
This place is great!! They were very polite and very helpful very attentive. My son was sized to his first perfect electric guitar. This shop has everything you need . It definitely doesnt get better then this. Im very happy with the choice ive made. GREAT PLACE.