Serhiy Holubokyi has made the largest number of violins in Ukraine. For today, he is the author of 345 instruments, 22 of which are violoncellos. The master selects wood independently, cuts and dries it with his own hands (the minimum term of wood drying is 5 years). Soil and varnish are also of his recipes from the natural resins and essential oils.
Serhiy Holubokyi is the Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine, member of the Association of Master Artists of Bow Instruments, author of 345 violins, violas, violoncellos, and author of the “Violin Masters of Ukraine” first reference book (2000)
He got the basic music education in Krasyliv Music School, entered Vinnytsia Music School in a class of the teacher of a violin N.S. Kalynovskyi in 1976. The desire to make violins had been shown while studying at the school, where the talented Oleksandr Serhiyenko worked.
He studied at Kharkiv Institute of Arts on a viola class under Professor S.H. Kocharyan in 1980. He was transferred to the Kyiv Conservatory in a year, where was learned in the Kyiv professors Ye.I. Loburenko (specialty) and L.Ye. Tsvirko (Chamber Ensemble). In a year, he became the winner of Republican Competition of String Quartets as a part of a quartet of conservatory students (1982). He participated as the soloist in concerts of group of the best students in Leipzig, Halle, Weimar (Germany). Then he made a viola with his own hand and played on it.
In 1984-1989 - the performing artist and the violin master of the Kyiv Children's Musical Theater. He moved to Zakarpattya in 1989.
Completion of professional education was the two-years training at the outstanding Polish master, the winner of many international competitions, jury member of last three competitions of violin masters named after P.I Tchaikovskyi in Moscow - Yan Pavlikovskyi.
Holubokyi was entitled “The Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine” in 2009.
He lives in Zarichchya Village of Irshava District in Zakarpattya Region, where makes the instruments from a local fir-tree and poplar.