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.
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.
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.
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
South Melbourne Festival
Moomba Festival Melbourne
North & West Melbourne Multicultural Festival
Government House Melbourne
Victorian Art Center
Victorian Art Gallery
Melbourne Town hall
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
Dallas Brook Hall
World Congress Center
SBS TV – Albanian Violinist (Vladimir Kocibelli)
SBS TV – Beating The Drum
The AGE (Extraordinary People)
Herald Sun (Art & Entertainment)
Malvern Local Newspaper
Western Time Newspaper
My Feelings (Cassette) Recorded at ABC Studios
World in G Strings (CD)
Various of Compilations CD’s
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)
With Albanian State Opera toured Greece
Albastrings Violin Tuition
Caroline Chisholm Catholic College
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
Albastrings Youth Orchestra
Liceu Artistic High School of Music
Kongresi Permetit, Primary School of Music