I have been playing violins made by Alex Yurovitsky for more than 20 years. The sound is very rich and powerful and response and flexibility are outstanding. In my position as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra I had many opportunities to compare his violins to very expensive and famous old Italian violins. Alex's violins were always on par or better than violins costing 20 to 50 times more. He is truly an outstanding modern violin maker.