About Me - Szasz Friderich
My name is Szasz Friderich, I live in Romania in the city of Reghin, Mures county, in the heart of Transylvania. I am a violin, viola and cello maker, working with specific skills, which I have gained through more than 30 years of experience in this field. My first contact with the crafting of these superb instruments has been through my work in a violin factory in 1977. Breaking away from the factory environment, in 1990, I began working in a workshop led by Ciurba Nicolae†, a well known professional violin maker, perfecting my own technique alongside the previously mentioned master. His guidance and experience has enabled me to develop and learn the secret of producing exceptional masterpieces, delicately balanced and carved, to fulfill the wants and needs of individuals and musicians alike.
Hard work and patience have allowed me to open up my own shop in 2003. These years have been fruitful, my skill being noticed, my love for string instruments and different approach, putting the desires and needs of artists first, have lead people from different corners of the world to seek me out and ask of me to build for them their beloved instruments. Violin making does not entitle only the crafting of violins, but also caring for them, so besides building them, I also repair them.
This website serves as a portal between you, the musicians and skilled artists and myself. Here you will be able to find information related to violin, violas and cellos, but also to get in contact with me. Tradition is a key factor in creating violins, but I add to every violin that I create, my own learned and developed skills with the goal of delivering the purest, most exquisite instrument. I strive to create, enchant and above all to appreciate the valuable art of violin making.