Maria ZAHARIA
"I am a professional violinist and violist, I play acoustic and electric instruments. The discovery of the fantastic universe of electric instruments was made thanks to my long-time friend Eric Jacquin, with whom I started a fascinating collaboration by actively participating in the development of his superb violins, which you can admire here on this site.

Classically trained, I devoted myself with passion to orchestral work while loving music in all its diversity which led me to approach different musical genres, multiplying collaborations with many artists from various universes: folk , rock, jazz, French song, pop, world and medieval music. Of Romanian origin, I am very fond of the music of the Balkans and we founded with Eric Jacquin (who is also an accordionist and multi-instrumentalist) the group KALYNDA, in the desire to introduce the public to the songs and music that rocked my childhood. In 2019 a new project was born, resulting from my meeting with the singer Mathilde Limal. "

 


Ben KARAS - endorsed artist , plays a 5 string, flamed maple, ETJ electric violin
Ben Karas is a classically trained violinist and professional audio engineer driven by his passion for heavy music. A versatile musician, Ben has expertly played both acoustic and electric violin in a career that spans genres, including orchestral and classical chamber music as well as fusion rock and metal. Throughout his career, Ben’s projects have toured internationally, sharing the stage with such musical acts as Devin Townsend, Coheed and Cambria, Ike Willis, Bumblefoot, Periphery, Tombs, Haken, Evoken, and Dead Congregation.

 

Ben loves to create unconventional, unique music. He began pushing boundaries in 2010, when he became an active member of the folkloric black metal band Windfaerer, and evolved his sound even further after joining the fusion rock band Thank You Scientist in 2013. In that time, Thank You Scientist has toured in the United States and internationally, both as a headliner and as a supporting band for major acts.

 

His unique ear, expert musical training, and keen sense for not just his sound, but the right sound, naturally led him to the world of audio engineering. In 2018, Ben joined forces with professional engineer Bobby Torres, recording metal, rock, and hardcore bands at Frightbox Recording in Passaic, New Jersey. Ben’s nuanced, thoughtful ideas, as well as his engineering know-how, elevate the quality and artistry of any production.

 

In 2020, Ben launched Frost Gauntlet Recording ( https://www.benkaras.com/ ) to better serve his clients with string session work, arrangements, compositions, recording & engineering services, and full production capabilities.

 

Ben earned his B.A. in violin performance from Montclair State University in 2013, studying under violin virtuoso Boris Kucharsky. With a strong upbringing in classical violin, he rounded out his violin skills and shaped his unique musical voice post-graduation by studying a multitude of musical genres and experimenting further with electric violin.


Antoine BEUX "Tony Bird"  - plays a ETJ 5 strings barytone electric violin

 

https://www.instagram.com/antoine_tonybird/

 

"ETJ Violins have been a big discovery for me. They offer some very interesting possibilities such as a wonderful, warm and realistic acoustic sound and they also do an amazing job for extreme music like hardcore/metal. I love their polyvalence! Completely rockin’!!"       Antoine “Tony Bird” Beux

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Andrew GORMAN - plays a ETJ 5 strings barytone electric violin

 

http://andrewgorman.art/

Andrew is a very talented "Mathmusician, Educator and Composer" and plays a beautiful ETJ 5 string baritone electric violin.