Our electric violins are played by many professional violinists all around the world. Click on an ambassadors’s picture to learn more about his musical universe.
Ukrainian-born Kostia Lukyniuk, or Kostia Violin, is a soloist and chamber musician with a multigenre approach to violin playing. He made his solo debut in 2009 with the Chernivtsi Philharmonic Orchestra after winning 1st Prize in the International Youth Music Competition. At the age of 18, Kostia came to the United States to pursue his dream and study with Professor Oleh Krysa at the Eastman School of Music.
In parallel with studying classical music, Kostia has been experimenting with all kinds of contemporary styles on the violin. He’s been performing at various places around the world such as Paris (France), Seoul (South Korea), Kyiv (Ukraine), New York City, Nashville, Washington (USA) or San Jose (Costa Rica).
Originally from Mexico and living for several years in Poland, Eduardo is a Jazz and contemporary music violinist, composer and music educator. He graduated with a master’s degree in Jazz violin from the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland).
As a soloist and group leader, he has played many festivals in various parts of the world. He has been invited to represent his country (Mexico) in places like: China, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cyprus, the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
In December 2020, Eduardo Bortolotti released his first album entitled “Huapango Nights”. The album mixes contemporary jazz with elements of traditional Mexican folklore.
As a teacher, Eduardo has provided many different music workshops for different institutions around the world. By example, he lectured in China at the Beijing Academy of Contemporary Music.
Atsuhiro Oshiro was born in Okinawa, Japan and he is a pioneer performing violinist for the 6-string electric violin in Japan. He is also a composer and loop artist, known for playing a wide range of genres on his violin. He continues to make his own modifications to the electric violins, striving to achieve the sound he wants. As well, he designed and obtained a patent for an original violin shoulder rest.
Although there is a wealth of folk music from Okinawa, there was originally very little written for instruments. When Atsuhiro was young, his grandmother once told him, “The violin really suits Ryukyuish (old Okinawan) music!” Believing in those words, he set out on an unknown path to create a new genre, Ryukyuish Violin.
He is honored to be the first Ambassador of the 6-string Equinox violin by 3Dvarius.
Camilla Bäckman is a Finnish singer, violinist and a songwriter. Most recently she was touring North America as a singer, violin player and character of Cirque du Soleil’s production VOLTA during 2017-2020. Since 2019 she has been recording her album of original songs with producers in Nashville, RCA Studios. The album is coming up in 2021.
Camilla has always been intrigued to play the violin and other instruments in new ways, with different styles and new sounds. And the search for inspiration never ends. The offer to be an ambassador of 3D Violins is a new exciting musical journey.
Photo by Katariina Salmi
Marie-Alix is a French violinist-artist. Younger, Marie-Alix won many prizes in different violin contests. She was graduated in 2019 in classical music and passed a bachelor in Music and Musicology at La Sorbonne, Paris.
She feeds her violin passion with different music styles, and began improvisation at the CMDL, famous music school founded by Didier Lockwood. Since then, she is playing on stage and recording for many artists like Étienne Daho, Amir, Arcadian, Stanislas, DjCutKiller, Jeremie Whistler, etc. She is also a teacher at the Conservatoire of Clichy.
Jonathan makes his living touring as both a soloist and a utility player with various national and international multi-genre acts (Jazz-Fusion, Country, Rock, Pop, Orchestral, and Christian Contemporary are some of his favorite genres to perform). His musical endeavors have brought him overseas to China and all across the United States.
When he is not touring, you can find him in his home studio recording for artists, composing string arrangements, or shooting teaching and performance videos for YouTube. Jonathan is incredibly passionate about sharing his love for the violin with everyone he meets and proving that the violin can groove! He is extremely proud to be a part of the 3Dvarius Family, jamming on a 5-string Line!
Raúl Márquez began playing violin at the age of 8 in Zaragoza (Spain). He never stopped improving his technical skills. He is specialized in modern violin.
He participated in several album recordings and world tours with many artists like Joaquín Sabina, Sara Baras, Joaquín Cortés, “El Cigala” or Rafael Amargo. With these artists, he played on international stages in many countries including the United-States, Mexico, Japan, Russia and more. Raúl has also many personal projects like Swing Machine Orchestra, a swing bowed stringed orchestra. Furthermore, he is also a violin teacher for the Music and Stagecraft Faculty of the University Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid).
Judith is THE Spanish rock violinist. Author and composer of many albums, she is a music hyperactive! Her last and sixth album Radiestesia was produced by Warner Music Spain. She is touring every year on many world stages (Japan, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, etc.). She also wrote a book 101 canciones con las que te liagarías a culaquiera. When she is not playing the violin, she presents Spanish TV and radio shows. She is unstoppable!
Laura Escudé is a violinist-artist, entrepreneur and live show designer. As an artist, she released different albums under the name Alluxe, synthesizing her skills as violinist and electronic producer. She’s done official remixes for artists including M83, with her violin playing featured on albums by Jay Z and Kanye West and many more.
She is also CEO and Founder of Electronic Creatives, she put her music programming and DJ skills to use training operators for The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea and many more.
Volt Witchuporn Jingjit is a Thai violin virtuoso who graduated from Thailand’s prestigious Silpakorn University with Jazz violin degree. In 2015, Volt was awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where he graduated. In 2017, he has accepted to Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Volt had performed in Asia, Europe, and The United States also sharing a stage and worked with some of the biggest names such as Jack DeJohnette, Esperanza Spalding, Jacob Collier, Gary Burton, Michael Gibbs, Bill Frisell, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines to name a few. Pic by @oh_story
Daniela Padrón is a Venezuelan-American violinist nominated to the Latin Grammy (2013). She released her first soloist album Bach to Venezuela in May 2016, where she adapts some of the most well known masterpieces of J.S. Bach into different Venezuelan Folk Rhythms. Along with her mother, the renowned pianist Olga López, she releases LATAM, a duet album that features Latin American academic composers.
Catherine Lara is a French violinist graduated from the National Conservatory of Paris awarded with the first place in chamber music. She has composed many songs for her own career and for other famous artists such as Barbara and Johnny Hallyday, among others. The international success of Nuit Magique and La Rockeuse de diamants are just a couple of the many highlights in her music career. In 2000, her album Aral reached the American Billboard. In 2018, she released her musical comedy Bô.Photo Courtesy of Catherine Lara
Bala died on October 2nd, 2018. He was an amazing violinist and he’ll stay ever our first 3Dvarius Ambassador.
Balabhaskar was an Indian violinist, well-known for his instrumental fusion. He was also a composer and performer graduated from the India´s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. Balabhaskar studied carnatic music (traditional folk music from the South of India). He was touring as a soloist around the world presenting his fusion of funk, jazz, rock and carnatic music.
French violinist and engineer, Laurent Bernadac is the creator of the 3Dvarius – the first electric violin entirely printed in 3D.
A South of France native, Laurent began playing classical violin at the age of 5. He continued his musical studies at the Toulouse Conservatory of Music where he was awarded a medal in Jazz Violin. At the same time, he received a diploma in Mechanic Engineering from INSA University.
Since then, he has performed as a violinist, guitarist and percussionist with many artists in different countries (the USA, Sweden, Italy, Spain, China, etc.) In 2015, he created 3Dvarius company with Géraldine Puel and launched the first 3Dvarius prototype. Now, the 3Dvarius company has a lot of 3Dvarius Ambassadors!
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