Ilya Konovalov

 Ilya Konovalov, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

"I have never enjoyed playing on a modern violin as much as the violin made by Yael Rosenblum. Everyone who has heard it agrees that it is a joyful surprise. I played it for Maestro Zubin Mehta, who continues to be very impressed by the quality and richness of the sound. The ease and comfort of producing a good sound on Yael Rosenblum’s violin is similar to what I feel when I am playing on the orchestra’s Stradivarius violin. Her violin is unlike other modern instruments I have seen. The “old Italian” sound is not only a pleasure to listen to but also the beauty of the instrument is a delight to see.”