Mikhail has been engaged in professional manufacture of vargans since 2012 and has achieved significant success in this matter. His vargans are marked by numerous positive reviews from both amateurs of vargans and vargan music and professionals. As Mikhail himself notes, the harp for him “is a sacred instrument, I create every instrument with love and awe, in most cases I can understand, feel the person to whom I do the harp. The vargan drastically changed my life, thousands of acquaintances appeared, developed engineering and hands-on skills, an ear developed ”.
In addition to the beauty and originality of the design and sound quality, some of the vargans of Michael are also distinguished by innovative technical solutions. At the contest of vargan craftsmen, held as part of the 2016 Vargan Festival (Moscow, September 16–18), Mikhail’s Instrument Set in One Vargan’s instrument won the honorable first place in the Original Design nomination.
Mikhail Masko lives and works in Ulyanovsk