Putsentelas violin studio


Maestro Gio Batta Morassi,

President of the Italian Association of Stringed Instruments Makers (ALI)

"Creation of the stringed instruments collection, accomplished by the sole violin maker M. Putsentela for the chamber orchestra "Lviv Virtuosos", makes strategic sense for the development of music art in Ukraine. The experiment bears a professional and aesthetic significance that exceeds the geographical borders of one country. The sounding of the instrumental ensemble united by the general constructive and philosophic idea grants the possibility to perceive the richness of tone palette and the beauty inherent of the performed musical compositions. The collection constituting an honorable heritage of the Ukrainian violin maker is, as well, an achievement of the Ukrainian culture in general. The Italian Association of Stringed Instruments Makers always supports its members, who familiarize the world with the knowledge gained in our acclaimed Cremonese workshop that originates from the outstanding figures of Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri."

"Remark on the violin model developed by Orest Putsentela:

... in this case, we may emphasize the quality of varnish colour, its evenness, depth, and gloss, which signify the high quality of varnish chemical composition. The characteristic features, particularly, the construction accuracy observed in making the model, in making the f-holes and in the sculpture of the violin "head", confirm that the instrument was accomplished in the manner of the Violin-making school of Cremona. My appraisal of the instrument is very positive and I consider that the model should be registered for participation in competitions..."

Dr. Natalia Khoma

Associate Professor of Cello College of Charleston

Director of Charleston Music Fest

"Recently I have purchased Putsentela cello. I wanted to express how happy I am with my cello. The cello is truly magnificent! It is in all regards an exceptional instrument, an enigmatic cello with amazing beautiful sound that meets the highest performance standards. The sound has wide range of different characteristics: it is deep, sweet and attractive at the same time. I absolutely love it and will treasure it always. This is a superb instrument. A joy to play such quality!"

Oleh Krysa,
The Eastman School of Music (Rochester, USA), The Manhattan School of Music (New York, USA), an Honored Artist of Ukraine

"Your instruments sound tremendous. The smooth and rich tone colouring is impressive! Accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of such a creative achievement!"

"... I play up the violin, which I recently brought from you, and derive a great joy from it coming to life and charming me with its voice every day..."

Zino and Natasha Bogachek,

Washington D.C. USA. Washington National Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.

"Having performed on Mr. Putsentela's violins we can speak only the best of the instruments! Exceptionally beautiful to the eye with full, rich and warm tone, as well as seamlessly easy to play! Mr. Putsentela's creations are great solution for anyone who is looking for the sound and craftsmanship of the Old Masters in a modern violin. With warmest congratulations, ..."

Peter Manning
Conductor and Artistic Director
London, UK


"There are few modern makers that appreciate the aesthetic both of robustness and flexibility of sound in an instrument. Mr Putsentela is an exception not only in this but in his ability to craft really beautiful and perfectly created instruments  for our age. The detail of his instruments is part of the beautiful sound character that his instruments have been created with and it is a joy to know hat such a fine maker is now offering his instruments to players around the World. 

I am thrilled that such a fine maker is making a reputation as one of the finest makers of our age."

Ricardo Cyncynates
Assistant Concertmaster at National Symphony Orchestra
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington D.C., USA

"I can not tell you what a pleasure it is to play on your extraordinary violin. Besides being very beautiful it has a gorgeous warm and powerful sound. Its response is extremely fast and playing in tune on this violin is very easy because of the exact workmanship and by the way the instrument rings. I played the violin on the stage of the concert hall of the Kennedy Center and had a colleague go and listen. We both were very impressed by its projection on all registers. It clearly has the sound quality that is very italian and even when playing softly it still projects, which is the trademark of a great instrument.  I look forward to continue playing this instrument for many, many years to come and seeing how it will further develop as it ages and is played more and more.
Again, thank you so much for this fantastic instrument. 

Best wishes and my congratulations for your skill and expertise."

Ko Sugiyama
Assistant Concertmaster,
Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"A truly delightful instrument! Full, rich and even sound, very easy to play! Many thanks to the Putsenteli!"

Solomia Soroka
DMA Eastman School of Music
Professor of Violin
Goshen College
Recording artist for Naxos and Toccata Classics
"I have owned a violin made by Myroslav Putsentela since 2007. There is always a danger with buying a brand new violin: its tone either going to improve or start deteriorating over time. The tone of my violin, beautiful to start with, has improved greatly since I bought the instrument. My Putsentela violin is a very powerful instrument. It produces a rich and at the same time bright tone and is impressively even over all the registers. It also projects wonderfully into large concert halls. I particularly like to play this violin when I perform as a soloist with orchestra. Even in concertos with dense orchestral scores such as Tchaikovsky or Sibelius violin concertos, my Putsentela violin is always on top. In my opinion, one of the most important aspect of violin playing is to be able to appeal and to speak to the audience through your instrument. The Putsentela instrument makes this task easier. It responds to my touch extremely well on different levels of dynamics. I am very happy to be the owner of such beautiful instrument!"

Susan Midkiff
Washington National Opera Orchestra/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra,
Washington D.C., USA

"I love my Putsentela violin. I have owned violins by Tononi, Vuillaume and Testore and I find the Putsentela the easiest to play. The violin has a big sound and is even over all 4 strings. I am very grateful to Mr. Putsentela.

Jennifer Kim
National Symphony Orchestra
Washington, DC, USA

"My Putsenteli violin is so easy to play and best of all, reliable! I can produce the kind of sound to project or blend in easily in any settings. Everyone should play on a Putsenteli violin! "

Laura Willumsen
US Air Force Orchestra, former member

"The violin is excellent in every aspect. The tone is consistent across all four strings and in all positions, a full, ringing tone with rich overtones that speaks in any size hall and continues to improve over time. I couldn't be more pleased."

Joel Fuller
National Symphony Orchestra
Washington, DC, USA

"I have been enjoying the recent purchase of one of your wonderful violins!  I am a violinist in the National Symphony in Washington, DC and purchased the violin through my good friend and colleague,  Zino Bogachek.  The violin is very easy to play with astonishingly quick response.  It possesses a mellow and rich tone and seems incapable of making a bad sound!  Thank you for your artistry in making violins of this high caliber at such an affordable price!"

Ruth Wicker Schaaf
National Symphony Orchestra
Washington, DC, USA

"I enjoy the stability, playability and evenness across the strings that my Putsentela viola delivers. It has the depth of sound, projection, beauty and craftsmanship more commonly found in violas from the 18th and 19th centuries. I enjoy playing this viola and look forward to handing it down to the next generation.  My compliments and appreciation to the Putsentela Studio."


Matis Vaitsner,
a Docent at the Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko, a Laureate of numerous international competitions, Lion, France

"Instruments made by the Putsentelas family are distinguished from others due their protean tone colouring, evenness, balance and power of sounding that is complemented by the perfect woodwork and varnish coating accomplished in the best traditions of contemporary Cremona.... The rich and diversified sounding palette of each instrument without exception ensures the possibility to find one's own special technique of working with the acoustics of bowed instruments. I am very pleased to be the owner of the instrument made by the family... TUTTI BRAVI!!!"

Oleksandra Fedosova

"I fell in love with this violin the very first moment I tried it! I am really impressed with the beautiful sound this instrument produces - it is deep and colourful, pure and intensive! This violin definitely has a soul, which follows every idea of the musician and which I am so happy to get along with. It is a great pleasure to own this instrument!

I am very grateful to master Putsentela for this creation! I wish him plenty of inspiration and success in his further work on creating such exceptional and wonderful music instruments!"

Joan Cerqueda,
a Director of the orchestra l'Associació Orquestra
Cadí, De la Seu d'Urgell,
Lerida (Catalonia)

“I liked the violin at the first glance; the colour and glistering of the varnish coating are charming. The instrument responds easily and it is comfortable to play on it because all the scale lengths correspond to the classical standards. During the short time when I own the instrument, I have managed to improve my sounding greatly. I recommend the instruments made by the Putsentelas family to all the musicians without any doubts. Many musicians from Europe and America are performing on the instruments made by these violin makers and I am already among those 'lucky dogs'.”

Andriy Burko,
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana Lugano

"Over the time span of more than ten years I remain enthralled with the instruments made by the family of Myroslav, Nataliya and Orest Putsentelas. Having played on numerous modern and early instruments of the acclaimed Italian violin makers, I failed to find for myself an alternative for Myroslav Putsentela's violas. The instruments of Putsentela are characterized by marvelous vividly expressed acoustic and perfect aesthetic qualities. Violas, in particular, possess the exuberant tone colouring, the wide but simultaneously well-balanced dynamic range, and the healthy structure. Currently, I am playing the viola ?&N Putsenteli anno 2010, which gives me a pleasure to enjoy the performance and interpretation of both soloist and chamber symphonic repertoire. I am sincerely grateful to the Putsentelas family for their high professionalism, workmanship, great talent for instrument making, their sincerity and good heartedness. I wish them strong health and much creative success in the future."

Andriy Viytovych,
a soloist of The Royal Opera, Great Britain

"During all my musical life I am playing the modern viola. I have only one important requirement for the instrument - besides producing a deep and beautiful melody, it should sound evenly stunning across all the strings. This quality was inherent not to all of the modern instruments, which I have encountered. And this is the even sounding that distinguishes the viola made by the Putsentelas, which I am temporarily using and have a great pleasure to play on. It is a very firm and good instrument."

Vira Parashchak,
Rainone School of Music

"... Holding the Viola, you forget the whole world... The sounds of music help to escape the daily routine... And only joy and happiness overwhelm the soul... This is because my Viola is a masterpiece of Myroslav and Nataliya Putsentelas, the violin makers famous in Ukraine and the whole world!!!... The Putsentelas family is not just a model to emulate for violin makers, but a sample of PERFECTION, KINDNESS, GENEROUSITY, INTELLIGENCE... . Your instruments, dear Putsentelas, are granted the "ETERNAL LIFE", and personally I am DEEPLY GRATEFUL to you."

Ivan Dukhnych,
The City of Basel Music Academy, The Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Switzerland

"Your instruments possess a wide range, and a rich palette of colours and possibilities, about which a classical music soloist can only dream. I am very happy to have been playing your violin (2010) for two years. It has overwhelmed me from the first note; and with the flow of time, the more I play on it, the more it uncovers itself and always grants me with the new possibilities of self-expression. Now I cannot imagine myself with another violin. I am deeply in love with this instrument... My gratitude for reviving the forgotten secrets of Stradivari!!!"

Mykhaylo Dukhnych,
The University of Music and Performing Arts, Gratz, Austria

"It is a perfect combination of the powerful sound and the noble tone colouring. The cello is responding very well and, due to its large tone palette, is suitable for any kind of music. I was satisfied with the instrument from the very beginning, but every day the cello is being played up and becomes even better, giving me the additional stimulus to work on my musical workmanship. Also I am indulged to listen to the flattering remarks about the powerful sounding and the pleasant tone colouring of the cello, given after the concerts by the professors and the experiences cellists. The cello perfectly copes with any acoustics in any concert hall. A Brilliant Instrument!"

Dmytro Dukhnych,
The University of Music and Performing Arts, Gratz, Austria

"Playing the violin made by Myroslav Putsentela, I have understood how perfectly and accurately the instrument is accomplished. Much pleasant can be said about its sound qualities and the instrument in general! Also, I cannot leave without attention the violas made by Myroslav Putsentela. It is, probably, the achievement of many years of hard work but it is not in vain, since the viola I am currently playing is perfect. The comfortable scale length, the powerful and at the same time tender tone colouring - these are the qualities of a perfect instrument!"

Yaroslav Myhal,
The Lviv Philarmonic, a director of the chamber orchestra "Leopolis"

"During almost 10 years of giving concerts on the cello made by Myroslav and Nataliya Putsentelas, I have performed the diversified repertoire of different genres and in different chamber casts. I can conclude that the cello easily responds and is extremely timbre (produces deep low tones and silver high tones), its sounding is floating and full even in the halls uncomfortable for performing. With its tone colouring and power of sound, the instrument has been ahead of practically each cello, with which I had to play in trios or duets. A brilliant instrument!"

Artem Poludennyi,
The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra, The National Philarmonic of Ukraine

"I have been playing on the instrument made by M. Putsentela for already 11 years. Much has changed during this time: out of a school pupil I have grown into an adult musician, have finished the conservatory and the postgraduate studies. The cello has always been besides me, it changed and "grew" together with me helping to overcome the difficulties on the challenging path of a musician. Every day when I sit at the instrument, I derive a great pleasure from the sounding and the energy shed by it. After each performance I am indulged to listen to the flattering remarks on my instrument. As David Garingas claimed about it: "It uniquely combines the powerful sounding and the extraordinary softness of the tone colouring. A brilliant instrument!"

Chen MengWei

Violinist China

"I really like this violin and bring it to Asia and Europe for concerts. It melodious beautiful violin sound won the recognition of many music lovers. Let me play more confident and attractive."



79000 Lviv

S.Krushelnytskoi St. 3, apt.10

cell.: +38 (067) 681 20 09 - Nataliya (Ukrainian, Russian)

cell.: +38 (067) 220 55 37 - Orest (English)

tel.: +38 (032) 261 02 02 - Orest (English)

cell.: +38 (067) 879 51 60 - Myroslav (Italian)

e-mai putsentelas@gmail.com

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