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  • A jazz violin virtuosa
    With a background as diverse as her sound, violinist Regina Carter makes history by taking listeners on a musical adventure, uniting Old World classics with jazz

  • About us
    We both (Birute and Czes) are European newcomers (2003) to NZ - a couple of violin makers and researchers. We are undoubtedly addicted to violin family instruments.

  • Articles

  • Articles by other luthiers
    Surfing Internet I noticed some valuable (at least interesting) violin-related articles, written by other luthiers.

  • Birute
    Violin maker Birute Kul - major violin maker in Kul violins studio, hand carve fine singing violin family instruments - violin, viola, cello

  • Contact us
    Kul violins studio - contact information

  • Custom violin
    Every violin family instrument player wants a custom violin - instrument that suits him or her the best. All essential violin characteristics can be easily divided into two big groups.

  • Czes
    Violin maker Dr. Czes Kul is highly interested in violin family instruments applied acoustics. His area of interest - acoustical peculiarities of old antique (Stradivarius, Guarneri etc) and new violins sound

  • Czes' articles
    Dr. Czes Kul's violin related articles

  • Encouraging Student Violinist
    If you find yourself immersed in violin tuning, violin fingering charts and perhaps Suzuki music you may find the following helpful.

  • Evaluation
    Violin makers Birute and Czes in the Kul Violins Studio can estimate some aspects of instrument origin, but they mainly are concerned about essential technical aspects of an instrument evaluation, i.e. its suitability for employment by musician.

  • Fine violin
    FINE VIOLIN! When? Why? . . . These and other questions came to my mind quite a some time ago - just after I started my job as a violin maker.

  • Gallery
    Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul. Gallery of pictures - some their hand crafted violin family instruments.

  • Home
    Home page of Kul Violins Studio web site. Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul hand make singing violins - top quality fine soloist violin family instruments.

  • Ideal violin sound
    Living in Vilnius, the capital of the Baltic country of Lithuania, my wife Birute and I were involved in creating, repair and maintenance of violin family instruments. As I was always thinking that the main violin aspect is it sound, I started gathering information about ideal violin sound...

  • Instrument prices

  • Instruments
    Violin family instruments, hand carved by Kul violins studio violin makers Birute and Czes Kul. Soloist quality fine master violins to all violin payers - student, teacher, soloist.

  • Latin violin history
    Although it was once categorized by the colonial newspaper "El Aviso de La Habana" as "an indecent invention brought to us by the French," the contradanza criolla (or Creole version of the French con tredanse) was popularized in Cuba by the brassy orquestas típicas.

  • Links
    Our areas of interest in general can be divided into three big areas. Two of them point with no exception to violin related web sites.

  • Links to luthiers websites
    It is almost impossible to collect all the links to web sites of every violin maker or repairer...

  • Maintenance
    Some aspects of violin maintenance are working with cracks, bridge, fingerboard, pegs, cleaning ... Each of these operations can help in avoiding more serious problems, when performed in time.

  • Major links
    Our areas of interest in general can be divided into three big areas. In this section included links to most important sources.

  • Misc links
    Our areas of interest in general can be divided into three big areas. Here are links to other - additional web sites

  • News
    Violin world news - mainly from a violin maker's point of view.

  • Our experiments
    Nowadays musicians everywhere and always are alike - they want more sound from their instrument.

  • Our thoughts
    Our preference is instrumental music. But I do visit good opera occasionally too. Voices of well trained classical singers fill up biggest halls without any amplification.

  • Our way
    We produce all the violin family instruments - violin, viola and cello in the style of great Italian classical works. These mainly include famous Italians: Guarneri Del Gesù and Antonius Stradivarius.

  • Power of advertisement
    I am always so excited reading such kind of advertisements

  • Repair
    Some other aspects of violin maintenance are working with cracks, bridge, fingerboard, pegs, cleaning ..., which must dealt with promptly performing well-timed repair.

  • Service prices
    It is almost impossible to state exact prices in advance (to treat unseen). Because of this reason it is impossible to set an exact price, so all prices below are guidelines only.

  • Services
    Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul hard carve top quality fine singing violin family instruments. They also provide all major and minor violin services: maintenance, repair, setup, evaluation...

  • Setup
    Violin family instrument setup - basic operation for proper violin usability and maximum sound generation. Proper setup can improve violin sound, but can not create bad violin into good one.

  • Some violin setup basics
    Violin (viola, cello), being (or, strictly speaking, looking) quite simple, is very delicate as well as complex instrument and therefore require a lot of steady care.

  • Stradivarius case
    No doubt, fine violin and Antonius Stradivarius (Antonio Stradivari) are organically interlaced, most probably forever. Therefore, to enter the violin world as deep as possible, one definitely must pay attention at Stradivarius phenomenon.

  • Stradivarius' innovations
    With astounding prescience, Stradivarius recognized that in time, greater demands for volume and sonority would be made upon the violin. Somehow he foresaw, if not precisely the symphonies and orchestras...

  • Stradivarius phenomenon
    When asked, what is the most important thing in the entire violin world, everybody will readily answer: Stradivarius violin

  • Stradivarius' psychology
    Questions. Questions. Even more questions. Sometimes answers. More often assumptions. That is a today's view at Stradivarius violins.

  • Stradivarius violin maker
    To evoke the wonders of what transpires when a bow touches the strings of a Stradivarius violin, musicians speak of the sound and tone in terms of light and dark; of color, texture, and emotion; of electricity, taste and temperament.

  • Stradivarius violin sound
    Looking for Stradivarius violin? Why? Certainly, there are a few reasons for doing so, and the most important is magnificent sound.

  • STUDIO
    Kul Violins Studio. Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul hand carve fine master violin family instruments for soloist, orchestra player, teacher, student and amateur violin, viola, cello player.

  • Testimonial 1
    Reference to violin makers Czes and Birute Kul by viola professor

  • Testimonial 2
    Testimonial to a couple of violin makers Czes and Birute Kul by best national violin soloist

  • Testimonial 3
    What violin etc players say - these are several excerpts of what stringed instrument players said over a decade of violin makers - repairers Birute and Czes Kul activities.

  • Testimonial 4
    Testimonial from first our NZ student

  • Testimonial 5
    Testimonial from Levin, NZ - violin-viola-cello player

  • Testimonial 6
    Testimonial from top NZ violin musicians and teachers

  • Testimonial 7

  • Testimonials
    Anybody searching for a good instrument or reliable services experience similar questions and hesitations. Testimonials are highly helpful in such situations.

  • The Glory of Cremona
    "The Glory of Cremona" gives anybody a possibility to touch the most difficult to catch area - violin sound. That's exceptional CD, giving us a possibility to listen sound of 15 best ever created violins, recorded in identical conditions.

  • Violin advice
    Who really could advice ? That's surely a quite complicated question. There are several answers: Just anybody. Any violinist has own experience, preferences, opinion, taste ??? Or . . .

  • Violin Concerto on Record
    Alexander Machnovsky is an avid devotee of the violin concerto and its recorded history. He has no special training in music, and claims that all he has learned has come from a life-long habit of listening obsessively to recordings.

  • Violin essence
    If you take a violin, you can make it sound 50 different ways. Not just pizzicato and played by the bow, but ponticello, and harmonics, and tremolos...

  • Violin makers
    Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul - history of their activities as violin makers and repairers. Testimonials from violin family instrument players etc.

  • Violin maker's future
    We are constantly looking for different possibilities to improve our created violin - appearance as well as acoustic characteristics (loudness, timbre, projection...). Are we lucky? There is no simple or emphatic answer.

  • Violin makers' philosophy
    No doubt, details are extremely important. This is absolutely true when making musical instruments. Every detail is of importance when a maker tends to create nice sound for a beautiful violin ...

  • Violin maker's thrusts

  • Violin making
    To make a violin, take the wood and carve away all that is not the violin. That's simple. That's true. The tricky thing is - how to know what is not the violin? However, at least the main question remains: What it is a violin? WHAT IS A VIOLIN?

  • Violin study methods
    What is the best study method for your student violinist? This article will provide you with information regarding the two most popular methods of violin study-the Suzuki study method and the traditional study method.

  • Violin world
    Lots of violins and sounds around . . . Lots of opinions . . . Which violin sound is best? Probably old Italian? Who could advise?

  • violin_problems
    Violin makers Birute and Czes Kul describe some major violin related problems - old and new violin differences and ways to avoid them.

  • Violins pricing
    Violin makers in Kul Violins studio hand carve top quality fine soloist grade violins. Violin for sale - pricing according to quality.


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At last I have my ideal violin. I turned down 14 instruments which came from all around the country, including an original cremonese violin, which I just couldn't convince myself to like. However I had no second thoughts about my new violin, made by Czes and Birute Kul, and instantly knew this was the one. The violin has very clean articulation and a sweet tone, also
projecting well. I have had many compliments about it. A lot of careful workmanship has obviously gone into the violin, which is very elegant and distinctive in looks. Before you look anywhere else, I strongly recomend Czes and Birute. It could save a lot of trouble, time and money.

Sarah K., Wellington


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