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Fine Bowed Instruments for

Beginners, Soloists and Professionals

Sacramento Violins   |   4703 Manzanita Ave., Suite B •  Carmichael, CA 95608   |   916.974.1215

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Our story actually began in Bulgaria, 1957, when the                       

adept luthier Hristo Tchechmedjiev first opened his                        

doors for business.  By 1970 he founded Orpheus

Violin House, and had with him a 10-year-old

apprentice, his nephew Yuriy Hristev Tchechmedjiev. 

By the early ‘80s, Hristo’s violins, violas and ‘cellos

had won medals and a Diploma from the International

Competition for Luthiers in Cremona, Italy. His

success catapulted him to the United States, where

he founded an Orpheus Violin House in Oakland, CA

and eventually in the Sacramento area.

Yuriy, the young apprentice, took over the Bulgarian

atelier. After a decade of plying his craft, Yuriy

capitalized on his own success as a builder and

ventured to the United States, once again joining his

uncle. The two were a prolific pair, performing many

historic restorations and each building fine

instruments of their own.

After falling in love with the stark beauty of the

American Southwest, Hristo set up an Orpheus

Violin House in Green Valley, Arizona, while Yuriy

maintained the business in Sacramento. Surveying the

growing needs Sacramento’s music community, Yuriy

sought to bring his services to the next level. With

characteristic verve, Sacramento Violins was founded

in 2010.

We hope that you visit and enjoy our brand new facility in Carmichael, CA.

We are fortunate and proud to feature the superb

craftsmanship and finished works of

Yuriy Hristev Tchechmedjiev here at Sacramento Violins.