Serving Australia and the world since 1998

Stringed instruments, particularly violins, have been Dr. Semyon Kobets' passion for a long time, eventually becoming his vocation. Former International concert violinist and renowned violin professor, Semyon travelled many countries and continents selecting and buying fine, investment quality stringed instruments. During this time he examined numerous violins, violas, cellos and their bows including the finest examples by A. Stradivari and G. Guarneri "del Gesu". Semyon was fortunate enough to be guided by the world's leading experts on how to understand, appreciate and authenticate fine stringed instruments.

He is personally acquainted with many talented violin and bow makers in Europe and the USA and is able to supply carefully selected modern instruments and bows to his customers.

Advice on violins & bows

"Dr.Semyon Kobets Fine Violins & Bows" have been serving the needs of string players, collectors and violin lovers locally, nationally and internationally for over 20 years and stand behind every instrument and bow they have sold in terms of authenticity, condition and sound.

Today, Semyon's expertise and advice on how to choose and buy authentic, investment quality Italian, French and English violins and bows has made him highly sought after among his colleagues, students, collectors and professional musicians in Australia and beyond.

"Dr Semyon Kobets Fine Violins and Bows" substantial collection of fine Italian,French and English violins and bows, both antique and modern could serve the needs of an aspiring student as well as the most discriminating buyer and violin connoisseur.

We can help you build your own collection of rare stringed instruments whether you are a Government institution or a private individual. You can also authenticate and appraise your instrument and/or bow with us and we would be delighted to assist with the sale of your treasured violin or bow, maintaining your privacy and dignity.

We have decades of experience in playing, teaching and researching stringed instruments and bows and can offer you an unparalleled service. Personal attention to and understanding of the needs of each customer, patience and passion are our trademarks.

We are conveniently located in North Perth area of Western Australia and will be happy to arrange an appointment time for our customers. Our schedule of regular travels allows us to see you in your city or country should the need arise. You are welcome to ring or email for comprehensive, up to date list of available violins, violas, cellos and their bows. We could also try and help you find a particular instrument of your dreams. Easy!

"Don't just SPEND money buying violins and bows, INVEST it!"

Member - The Violin Society of America