ABOUT

We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the lowest prices possible on musical instruments and accessories of high quality.

Additional services we provide include the repair of string instruments and musical instruction for violin/viola and cello.

We work very closely with educational institutions such as public and private schools to develop quality packages for their students at very affordable prices. All our string instruments are meticulously set up by our team of professional musicians whose experience is not limited to only playing but also instrument making (strings).

All string instruments sold, are played and setup to achieve the best sound possible. This allows each instrument to express it's own individuality. String instruments are indeed unique as you will never find two instruments' musical output identically the same...

We are merchants of handmade violins and old violins for truly professional people. These violins have been masterfully crafted to offer extraordinary sounds. The  price of these will range between $3,000 - $15,000.  Please contact us for further information regarding our instrument trial offer.

We are a family owned business. Because of this, we take pride in serving each of our customers with personal attention, offering our expertise to the musical community in Australia and worldwide.



 

VLADIMIR KOCIBELLI

TEACHER/VIOLIN MAKER/VIOLINIST

Recognised as one of the most successful and sought after violinists in Australia by the World Music audience.
Since arriving in Australia, Vladimir has performed at major festivals and concert venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. He has released recordings of his own original material and a selection of traditional world music.  He has been the subject of a music documentary for SBS TV, and have been interviewed on Melbourne radio and in the Australian press.
He has a Bachelor Degree in Music with 46 years of experience as a professional performer and teacher performing with the best orchestras in Melbourne, and have also toured internationally in Asia and Europe.



Vladimir has retired from his music performance career and for the past 8 years has been working as a violin maker for Alba Strings musical instruments and a violin/viola/cello teacher.

.

ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
FESTIVALS
CONCERTS

Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra of Geelong

Orana Chamber Orchestra

Lira Symphony Orchestra

Albanian State Opera and Ballet (1971-1991)

Brunswick Music Festival Melbourne

Melbourne International Festival

St.Kilda Festival

South Melbourne Festival

Shepparton Festival

Moomba Festival Melbourne

Williamstown Festival

North & West Melbourne Multicultural Festival

Government House Melbourne

Victorian Art Center

Victorian Art Gallery

Melbourne Town hall

Southgate Melbourne

The Boite World Music Café

Budinski’s Theatre Melbourne

Wilson Hall The University of Melbourne

Community Art Centre Footscray

Brunswick Mechanic Institute Melbourne

Commercial Hotel Yarraville Melbourne

Aerostato Melbourne

Dallas Brook Hall

World Congress Center 

SBS TV – Albanian Violinist (Vladimir Kocibelli)

SBS TV – Beating The Drum

 

VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES

The AGE (Extraordinary People)

Herald Sun (Art & Entertainment)

Malvern Local Newspaper

Brimbank Newspaper

Western Time Newspaper

Messenger Newspaper

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

My Feelings (Cassette) Recorded at ABC Studios

World in G Strings (CD)

Various of Compilations CD’s  

 

ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
LIVE TO AIR BROADCAST/INTERVIEW
VIOLIN TUITION SINCE 1967

ABC Radio-Music Deli Recorded by Paul Petran (Broadcast)

ABC, SBS, 3ZZZ, 3CR, 3PBS, 3SR (Live Radio Interviews) 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOURS

With Albanian State Opera toured Greece

and China

 

 

Albastrings Violin Tuition

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Williamstown High

Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE 

Albastrings Youth Orchestra

Liceu Artistic High School of Music

Kongresi Permetit, Primary School of Music

Copyright 2012, ALBASTRINGS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS