Main menu:

WWW.LUTNIK.PL - Violin maker Krzysztof Mroz - Artistic Violin-Making Workshop Wroclaw Poland

Go to content



Results achieved by Krzysztof Mroz in international and polish competitions are a classic example of reaching a mastery in the violin-making art.

Results achieved in international violin-making competitions:
Poznan (Poland) 1981, 1986 - II stage
Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic) 1985 - II stage
Cremona (Italy) 1988, 1994 - II stage
Mittenwald (Germany) 1989 - III final stage (violin)
Poznan (Poland) 1991 - III final stage (violin)
Poznan (Poland) 1993 - I prize (violin)
Prague (Czech Republic) 1993 - V place (viola)
Moscow (Russia) 1994 - II stage
Poznan (Poland) 1996 - I prize and a Gold Medal (violin Phantasmagoria II)
Poznañ (Poland) 1996 - III prize a Bronze Medal (violin Phantasmagoria I)
Moscow (Russia) 1998 - VI place (viola)
Moscow (Russia) 2002 - IV place (viola)(and II place in the sound competition)
Mittenwald (Germany) 2005 - VI place (cello)(and IV place in the sound competition)
Cremona (Italy) 2006 - X place (viola)
Dolny Kubin (Slovakia) 2006 - IV place (violin)

Results achieved in polish violin making competitions:
Poznan (Poland) im. Zdzislawa Szulca 1984 II stage
Poznan (Poland) im. Zdzislawa Szulca 1987 - V place
Poznan (Poland) im. Wlodzimierza Kaminskiego 1994 - I prize

For his contribution to the promotion and development of polish culture, was in 2003 by the President of Poland (Aleksander Kwasniewski) awarded with the silver medal of merit.

Krzysztof Mroz takes a part in the contests not only to compete, but also to test of his artistic ideas, where the most important factors are the sound quality, style and varnish. He thinks that every violin-maker should co-operate with musicians and use their suggestions to tune the sound of instruments. He treats his work on repairs and corrections of old instruments as a perfect source of knowledge for an artist creating a new works. Therefore, he holds a principle that in order to be a master, one should first use genius models, according to the maxim: 'Begin with Stradivari'.

Back to content | Back to main menu