Petko StoinovMy name is Petko Zlatev Stoinov.
I am working as a luthier since 1993.

I was born in 1964 in the beautiful town of Kazanlak – Bulgaria, situated in the Valley Of The Roses and Thracian Kings. A city of many artists, famous painters and composers where the violin-making it’s a large tradition since 1924 when Dimitar Georgiev opened his own small atelier. It will become later one of the most important fabrics of musical stringed instruments – Kremona.

I discovered the amazing world of the woodcarving art and violin makers in 1993, working in an yacht studio. I felt in love with and I start to learn little a little from one of the best experts from Bulgaria and Italy, one of them Paolo Vitorio. Later I collaborated with some other Italian and American masters who give me the opportunity to learn and experience all the details of the violin-making.

Along this last 15 years I am continuing my specialization in the deep fine art of the great violin sound creation taking part of a several competitions in Italy, USA, France and participating in many exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany and USA.

In 1999 I participate in the establishing of the first Regional Luthier Association in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, member of it since then. Also member of: The Violin Society of America and the Assotiation of the Master of the Fine Art and Applied Crafts in Kazanlak Municipality.




Certificate of Master Luthier
name: Petko Zlatev Stoinov
Based on protocol Nº 7 of 02/12/1999 with the Resolution of The Managing Committee of The Master Luthiers Union of Kazanlak recognaised him like Master Luthier.
*seals and signatures of The Managing Committee of The Master Luthiers Union and Ministry of Culture Bulgaria