Adrian Bryttan Stringed Instrument Collection Donated to Vovk Foundation

Nov 20, 2023 | News



November 20th, 2023The Vovk Foundation is excited to announce a significant donation by the renowned American Ukrainian conductor and violinist Adrian Bryttan ( The Adrian Bryttan Stringed Instrument Collection is comprised of several 20th Century outstanding violins and violas produced by Dmytro Didtschenko, Walter Kozovsky, and Zenon Petesh in addition to other noted makers.

“We are honored to receive a gift of not only such value but of personal and artistic importance. What an amazing way to commemorate the legacy and lifetime of such an exceptional artist and close family friend in Adrian Bryttan,” states Yurij Wowczuk, Director. Planning is underway for a scholarship, competition, and instrument loan program that will be open to students and professionals of Ukrainian origin. More details to follow in early 2024.

Adrian Bryttan also noted: “I have personally known all these Ukrainian violin makers, and have been fortunate to perform on their instruments for many decades as concerto soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician. These violins and violas possess a warm round tone, and project well in the largest concert halls. Many, in fact, were made from aged Carpathian woods in Ukraine, accounting for their uniquely robust tone. I am pleased and very grateful to the Vovk Foundation for now making these fine instruments accessible to Ukrainian professional concert performers and talented students.”

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