Coming from the least privileged background, Dmitry Badiarov
is the author of the bestselling book on Fine Violin Making with the foreword by Raymond Aaron, New York Times Bestselling author. He has made a name for himself as a core member of La Petite Bande
. He created instruments for world-class musicians such as Sigiswald Kuijken
, Sergey Malov
, and Ryo Terakado
After becoming redundant in 2006, he discovered his passion for marketing. This took him on stages such as Tokyo Opera City and got him featured in Tokyo MX TV and Nikkei News, among others.
In 2019 he created the Professional ARTIST Pathway™ program that teaches musicians how to be more successful. He started his Elite Luthiers Academy™ where he teaches instrument makers the Old Masters' acoustics, Social Media marketing, pricing and sales. He hosted his events online and LIVE in Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands.
As a speaker and entrepreneur, he shared the stage with experts on Social Media Marketing such as Paul O'Mahony, Marcin Marczak, and Chris Rowell at a Digital Marketing conference in London.
In 2019 he became an award-winning speaker on the stage of Andy Harrington's Professional Speakers Academy. Since 2021 he is the host on his own Luthiers & Legacy podcast, as well as a guest speaker on a number of reputable podcasts.