A native of Moldavia, Russia, Ilya Rutman has been involved in instrument making and repair since 1990. He attended the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, where his exceptional skill and craftsmanship enabled him to quickly graduate in an unprecedented two years.
Ilya himself began to play violin at an early age. He utilizes his experience as a musician during sound adjustment, repairs, and each stage of making, creating all aspects of his instruments with the performing musician in mind. The sound and feel of his instruments are as pleasing and rich as those by world-renowned makers, yet are much more affordable.