Kennedy Violins is proud to be a certified distributor of authentic Kremona violas by KREMONA-BULGARIA Ltd.* These distinguished Kremona Studio violas are imported from the original Kremona lutherie in Bulgaria, founded in 1924. Each instrument is handmade in the Stradivari design by master luthier Hristo Nikolov and his luthier team using models and designs by the most renowned makers. View this impressive video about the origin and construction of Kremona instruments.
Kremona, a brand of highest reputation, creates each instrument with meticulous attention to detail. Traditional techniques, varnish recipes, exceptional setup, precise fittings, and the finest, well-seasoned tone woods from the Balkan regions combine in the creation of these superb instruments. The detailed workmanship that goes into Kremona instruments is reflected in their immaculate quality and magnificent sound.
Not only are Kremona violas exquisite in appearance and sound, but the comfortable playabiity and feel of the instrument is a testament to the incredible precision with which they are built. The upper register projects just as clearly as the lower with an evenness in tone rarely matched by instruments at much higher price points.
The flamed V1 is a model made with a Stadivarius design that is perfect for advancing performers. The authentic European touch is evident in the use of high-grade, aged Balkan maple and spruce tonewoods. The Kremona V3 Viola has an incredibly rich, warm tone, a result of Kremona’s excellent craftsmanship and precise carving of the top and bottom plates. The aged Balkan tonewoods are tightly grained, increasing the resonance of the instrument's expressive voice. A high-grade Balkan spruce soundboard adds to the projection and tone quality of the instrument. This superb instrument is an excellent choice for solo performance with its focused and authoritative tone and responsiveness to the slightest nuances in technical prowess.
This viola is resplendent in tone with a classic look, embellished with 100% high-grade ebony fittings and beautifully colored with choice spirit varnish. Inlaid mother-of-pearl embellishments accent the pegs, button, and tailpiece. The high-grade French Aubert Bridge also improves acoustics. Smooth, detailed, and even carving of the plates creates exceptional projection, sonority, and warmth of sound. The V1 is fit for advanced solo and orchestral violists. This viola features
Professional performers describe the sound of Kremona V1 as sweet, strong, projective, and dark. The ease of playability is phenomenal, even in the highest positions.
The complete Kremona V1 Viola Outfit includes the following:
*Please Note: Kennedy Violins is a certified distributor of authentic Kremona (spelled with a “K”) instruments made in Bulgaria by KREMONA-BULGARIA Ltd. Handmade European String Musical Instruments. These authentic violas are not the “Cremona” violins (spelled with a “C”) manufactured in China.