reviews

During all these years of instrument making I have had the pleasure of meeting many musicians from all around the world. Some of them even wrote or expressed their gratitude in different ways, so I dedicate this section to them, which I consider my dear friends.

악기를 제작하면서 전 세계의 많은 음악가들을 만나는 즐거움을 경험했습니다. 그들 중 일부는 기꺼이 감사를 표하고 글을 써줬으며, 저는 이 섹션을 친애하는 나의 친구들에게 바칩니다.

Professor Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova
Professor Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova

 

Professor Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova 

 I was really curious to try out your rosin for the first time. My wife (Svetlana Makarova) and I highly liked the Laubach gold rosin. It instantly improved the sound of my violin and started sounding cleaner and much richer than before. From now on I will recommend your magical rosin to my students and friends with pleasure... 

 

       Professor Pavel Vernikov

 

Teaches at the Vienna-based Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Swiss University of Lausanne.

Professor Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
Professor Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

 

 

Professor, conductor and wonderful violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky !

 

... Many thanks for delivering my purchase -    I received it safely today.I’ll be happy to recommend my violinists / colleagues to buy the Laubach Rosin which I find of superior quality to the other brands I’ve used before.

 

All best wishes for continuing success,

Dmitry Sitkovetsky

   Professor Galina Stepanovna Turchaninova
Professor Galina Stepanovna Turchaninova

  Professor G.S. TURCHANINOVA, violin great teacher, Honored Artist of the USSR, raised many famous musicians. Among her students is the world famous violinist Maxim Vengerov, Yura Revich, Hyuk-Joo Kwun and and many others... Pupils of Galina Stepanovna, as a rule, subsequently become stars of the first magnitude, and she herself is one of the leading teachers in the violin class in the world.

 

  ...“I am very glad that I have the opportunity to get to know and purchase Laubach violins, because these instruments are the best sounding and very well made. 

 

  These are violins on which you can play with the orchestra and the timbre of all four strings, which is especially important - the lowest G and D strings, which are usually the most problematic, sound very good in Laubach violins! The violins are made very high quality, with good scale, very comfortable! This is literally a find for our talented students who study and who often have to perform.

 

" Thank you very much because I haven’t met better violins yet. “               

Professor Boris Garlitsky
Professor Boris Garlitsky

 

Professor and solist  Boris Garlitsky

 

...I began using Laubach gold rosin upon the recommendation of Leonidas Kavakos, and find it to be one of the best rosins i have ever used. It is highly efficient as it stays on the bow for a very long time, and yet the texture of sound is always smooth. I am extremely happy to have found Laubach Gold rosin and would recommend it most warmly to all professional violinists.

 

    Boris Garlitsky

 

Concert Master of the London Philharmonic Orchestra,

Guest Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra oft he Royal Opera Covent Garden

Professor at the Paris Conservatory /CNSMDP/,

 „Folkwang Universität der Künste“ Essen

  Professor Emile Cantor.
Professor Emile Cantor.

 

 

Professor Emile Cantor solist and Bow connoisseur !

 

Bravo für das Goldkolophonium, dass Sie produzieren!!

Es ist mir eine Freude diese Qualität wieder zu finden, die ich 15 Jahre gesucht habe.

Mit dankbaren Grüßen,

Emile Cantor

 

Professor at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen, associate professor at the Conservatori del Liceo in Barcelona, teacher at the Royal Academy of Aarhus, and solo-violist of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

Professor  Michael Kugel.
Professor Michael Kugel.

 

Professor and viola solist  Michael Kugel

 

… Without a doubt I can recommend your gold rosin all artists, from students to the soloists of the highest rank.

Best regards,

Michael Kugel

 

Professor at the Ghent Royal Conservatoire, (Belgium)

and at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands, founder and the President of the Belgian Viola Society.

 

 

The Kopelman Quartet .

 

To Mr. Igor Laubach with our appreciation for your wonderful Gold Rosin and with all the best wishes.

Sincerely,

 

Kopelman Quartet:  Mikhail Kopelman (violin), Boris Kuschnir (violin), Igor Sulyga (viola) and Mikhail Milman (cello).

Emanuel Borok
Emanuel Borok

Emanuel Borok soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader

… your golden rosin.

I want to congratulate you on a fantastic product! Bravo! It is just as you advertised it: almost no dust and a fine tone.

I know my colleagues also complain that they sometimes drop the rosin.

Once again Bravo! 

Emanuel Borok

 

Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Boston Pops Orchestra

        Violinist - solist  Sergei Dogadin

"I have been using Laubach Gold Rosin for more than 7 years! This great rosin was my reliable partner in significant victories at "Joseph Joachim" International Violin Competition, Singapore International Violin Competition and XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition!

For musicians, there are no unimportant details, so I approach the choice of strings, rosin and other violin accessories very carefully. I can confidently say that Laubach Gold Rosin is one of the best on the market! I am attracted by the noble, powerful and sharp sound that can be achieved with this product. Another important point is its durability. With all my responsibility I can highly recommend Laubach Gold Rosin to all violinists!"

  • Brief About Violinist Sergei Dogadin

    After bright successes at the most precious violin competitions Sergei Dogadin acquired international fame as one of the best violinist of his generation.

    In 2019 Sergei was awarded First Prize and Golden Medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Among his other significant victories such major contents as IX Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover and Singapore International Violin Competition.

    Sergei is the grant-holder of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Prize-winner of the Mozart Society in Dortmund (Germany), winner of the award established by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov and winner of the Prize of the President of Russia.

    Since making his major debut in 2002 at the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonie under the button of Vasily Petrenko and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, Dogadin has performed on world’s most renowned venues such as Golden Hall of the "Musikverein" in Vienna, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, "Herkules-saal" and "Gasteig" in Munich, "Liederhalle" in Stuttgart, "Concertgebouw" and "Muziekgebouw" in Amsterdam, "Suntory Hall" in Tokyo, Symphony Hall in Osaka, Concert Hall "Kitara" in Sapporo, "Esplanade" Concert Hall in Singapore, "Festspielhaus" in Baden-Baden, Grand Theatre and Symphony Hall in Shanghai, "Auditorio Nacional" and "Palacio de Congresos" in Madrid, "Alte Oper" in Frankfurt, "Tonhalle" in Zurich and Dusseldorf, "Tivoli concert hall" in Copenhagen, Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, "Berwaldhallen" in Stockholm, collaborated together with London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Frankfurter Museum Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, "Kremerata Baltica" Chamber Orchestra, Munich Kammerorchester, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, "Bruno Walter" Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestras of Estonia and Latvia, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia as well as other foreign and Russian orchestras.

    Many of Dogadin’s performances have been broadcasted worldwide - on Mezzo classic (France), «Medici.tv», European Broadcasting Union (EBU), BR Klassic, WDR and NDR Kultur (Germany), YLE Radio (Finland), NHK (Japan), BBC (UK), Australian Radio, Polish Radio, Estonian and Latvian Radio.

    Sergei has taken part in festivals «Stars of the White Nights», «Musical collection», «Musical Olympus», «Arts Square», «Crescendo», Trans-Siberian Art Festival, Mstislav Rostropovich festival, George Enescu festival, Tivoli festival, Herbstfestspiele Baden-Baden, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, «Festival International de Colmar», Oleg Kagan Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, «Vladimir Spivakov Invites», «Chopin and his Europe», Baltic Sea Festival, «Vivarte», Singapore Violin Festival etc.

    He has collaborated with such prominent conductors as Yury Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Simonov, Manfred Honeck, Andrew Manze, Shlomo Mintz, Aldo Ceccato, Thomas Sanderling, Vasily Petrenko, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, Ken Takaseki, Dmitry Liss, Alexander Sladkovsky, Alexander Dmitriev, Nikolay Alekseev, Saulus Sondeckis, Michail Tatarnikov, Alexander Rudin, Nicholas Carter, Ken-David Mazur, Kevin Griffiths, Fabio Mastrangelo, Michał Nesterowicz, Jack Martin Haendler and many others.

    Sharing the stage with an outstanding musicians is an important part of Sergei's concert life. Among his partners: Elisabeth Leonskaja, Viktor Tretiakov, David Geringas, Boris Kuschnir, Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov, Pierre Amoyal, Alexander Kniazev, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Maxim Rysanov, Plamena Mangova, Nikolai Tokarev, Tatiana Vasileva, Dimitri Illarionov, Vadim Holodenko, Julian Milkis, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Boris Andrianov, Lars Anders Tomter, Gil Shohat, Anna Vinnitskaya and others.

    Dogadin had studied in the most famous and significant musical institutions: at the St.Petersburg Conservatory (with Prof. Vladimir Ovcharek), at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (with Prof. Maxim Vengerov), at the High School of Music in Cologne (with Prof. Mihaela Martin) and at the University of Music in Graz (with Prof. Boris Kuschnir).

    Currently, Sergei improves his skills with Prof. Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University in Vienna.

    In 2008 he has released his first CD album on the «Solo Musica» label (Munich, Germany), including the compositions by Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninov, Sergey Prokofiev and Alexander Rosenblatt.

    The 2017/2018 season brought the release of two CD albums: - Shostakovich - Violin concerto № 1 with the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan under the direction of Maestro A. Sladkovsky, («Melody» label); - Shostakovich - Sonata for violin and piano and his 24 preludes (arrangement for violin and piano by D.Tsyganov/L.Auerbach), («Naxos» label).

    Since 2017 Sergei Dogadin is a guest professor at the Liangzhu International Arts Academy (China) and the Gracias Music Academy at the School of Mahanaim (USA). At the same time he constantly gives masterclasses in South Korea, Singapore, Latvia and Azerbaijan.

    Sergei was invited as a jury member at the 4th Yankelevitch International Violin Competition and Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition.

    Sergei Dogadin had enjoyed the honor of performing during several festivals on Niccolo Paganini’s and Johann Strauss’s violins.

    At the moment he plays the Domenico Montagnana violin (Venice, 1721) provided by "The Rin Collection" (Singapore).

Solist  Anna Savkina
Solist Anna Savkina

Violinist - solist  Anna Savkina

 

  I am really appreciate to know Laubach workshop! Varnish cleaner, polish spray, polishing cloths, Laubach pencils are always in my violin case. I play the wonderful Laubach violin with it’s clear deep tone and beautiful looks. I love and recommend to all the Gold Rosin that gives wonderful brilliant sound!

  Dear Igor, I wish you big success and prosperity! Thanks a lot!

Anna Savkina

 

 

Professor and violim solist Paulo Chicoria 

 

 

... It was by recommendation of Anna Savkina that I started to wear the gold resin, It instantly improved the sound of my violin and started sounding cleaner and much richer, From now on I will recommend your gold rosin to my students.

 

Professor Paulo Chicoria

 

Teacher in several Schools and Academies in the city of Porto, Prepares students for ABRSM exams, member of ESTA Portugal

Soloist Gil Sharon
Soloist Gil Sharon .

 

 

Violist - solist Gil Sharon

 

 

Dear Igor,

I am using your fine Gold Solo Rosin and I am vaery satisfied with it. The quality is excellent and the form also. I received it from a friend violinist and I am very thankful to him.

Gil Sharon

 

Concertmaster Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht

Artistic Director Amati Ensemble, violinist in Fine Arts Quartet 

Professor  Claudio Valenti
Professor Claudio Valenti

Professor and viola solist  Claudio Valenti

 

…  I received yours Gold Rosin, in this period I make with my son Tommaso, also professional viola player some test with a lot of rosins, and I think yours rosins give the best sound approach of all rosins I tested!, the sound is real direkt and clear! fantastik!

 I give you my compliments!

 Best regards Claudio Valenti

(viola professor at Conservatory Luigi Boccherini of Lucca)

Paul Rosner solo violinist.
Paul Rosner solo violinist.

Paul Rosner, Konzertgeiger

 

Seit vielen Jahren benutze ich ausschließlich das Gold Kolofonium von Laubach, weil es meiner Schätzung nach, das Beste ist. Es ist sehr weich und ermöglicht einen brillanten Klang.

Vor einiger Zeit habe ich auch seine Instrumente kennengelernt. Ich war sehr beeindruckt von ihrer hohen Qualität, sehr schöner Ton und ausgeglichenen Timbre. Die Instrumente sehen sehr schön aus.

Besonders gut gefallen mir die Bögen, die sehr elastisch sind und

hervorragenden Kontakt zur die Saite herstellen.

Paul Rosner, Konzertgeiger

 Ivan Skanavi   cello solist
Ivan Skanavi cello solist

 

 Ivan Skanavi - cello solo player.

 

.. After trying Laubach Gold Cello Rosin, I was really impressed by how the rosin can develop the sound of the instrument and help you to find some new aspects in cello playing...

He won prizes at youth competions in Tallinn 2009, Saratov and Montreux 2012. He has played in the Moscow Conservatoire’s subscription series “Music Dynasties”, at the Festival “I Mozartini” in Italy, and at the Rostropovich Festival in Baku. As a soloist with orchestra, Ivan has appeared with the Nizhny Novgorod Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Chamber Orchestra of the Pavel Slobodkin Centre, Moscow, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, “Südwestdeutsche Kammerphilharmonie”, and others.

Cellist - solist Yuko Miyagawa
Cellist - solist Yuko Miyagawa

 

Cellist - solist Yuko Miyagawa