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The violin as a phenomenon both past and present,
unites us all and works as a musical Esperanto!

Over several centuries, the violin has built a firm place among musical instruments across all age groups and social classes. Currently, these top-class instruments serve not only as collector’s items but are also excellent financial investments.

For those interested in master violins

At present, there is a growing interest in master violins in the Czech Republic and also in the world.

This type of investment has several advantages at once. The appreciation rate is often very high and thus protects savings and lessons risk, such as equities, etc.

Jaroslav Svěcený, violin virtuoso, says:

Exemplary Italian violin maker Stefano Scarampella, who lived at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. A few years ago the best instruments were selling for 50,000 euros, a little later for 90,000 euros and I recently saw an excellent Scarampella´s cello in Switzerland sold for 280,000 euros. Interest in these “younger” Italian violin maker is very noticeable. We can see an annual increase of 20 percent.

Thanks to the cooperation with prominent personalities of the Czech music scene, buyers of master violins have access to the following services:

  • Arranging a meeting with the owner of the violin
  • Transportation to the meeting place, accommodation with full service
  • Judicial authentication by certified appraiser and violin virtuoso, Mr. Jaroslav Svěcený
  • Delivery of the musical instrument to the new owner + transport insurance of the instrument

Patronage violin virtuoso and certified expert Mr. Jaroslav Svěcený plus the backing of a stable Czech travel company FLY UNITED allows us to provide those interested in master instruments a complete set of services of the highest quality, including judicial authentication by certified appraiser, Mr. Jaroslav Svěcený. We offer the only full service of this type in the Czech Republic.

If you are interested in buying or would like additional information associated with investing in top-class musical instruments, please contact us – we can help you!




Jaroslav Svěcený

Renowned Czech virtuoso, violin collector, who made violin popular and one of the most important contemporary Czech violinists. All of this is encompassed in the name of Jaroslav Svěcený.

After graduating from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts Sveceny completed his training courses with world virtuosos Nathan Milstein and Gidon Kremer. During his working on the music scene, he has received numerous awards, including the prestigious prize for creative artistic activity from Masaryk Academy of Arts and the Gold Plaque President.
Jaroslav Svěcený is not only a great virtuoso, but also a recognized expert on the history and construction of violins. In 2008 he was named a forensic expert in the field of stringed musical instruments.


History of the violin in the world

There is still much doubt and speculation surrounding the true origins of the violin. It can be said however, that the violin in its present form, is the result of a long process of evolution of stringed instruments that preceded it. The first modern violin was apparently built in the first half of the 16th century in northern Italy.

This instrument gained rapid popularity across all social classes and subsequently spread throughout Europe. The oldest Andrea Amati violin was made in Cremona in the year 1564.
The greatest amount of popularity this instrument gained was in Italy, where the most famous violin in the world was born. The most famous of all violin makers is undoubtedly the genius Stradivari, who also comes from Cremona.

But other European countries are not left out since they are also home to world-renowned violin- making families.

History of the violin in Bohemia

The first violin makers and luthiers in Bohemia occurred up until the Renaissance period and mainly in Prague. During the Thirty Years War, the country was greatly devastated and there was an overall decline in manufacture, which had a very negative impact on all crafts of that time.

A basic understanding of music, which is now called “classic”, occurred in Bohemia in the Baroque period. The influence of music and musical instruments was on the rise at that time for the rich nobility and the high clergy.

They started to build the first chamber instruments for chateau salons which are subtle and produce a mellow sound. Violins of this type have high arched front and back panels and were built by the famous Tyrolean violin maker Jacob Stainer in the 17th century.