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Krzysztof Mrůz

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

Krzysztof Mroz - violin maker, he graduated the Technical School of Violin Making in Nowy Targ (Poland). Since 1980r. is a member of ZPAL (Zwiazek Polskich Artystow Lutnikůw - Polish Violin Makers Association) and an active member of its (actually a member of the audit committee). He learned the art of violin-making from the masters: pp. Andrzeja Janik, Jozef Bartoszek i Franciszek Mardula in Nowy Targ (Poland), later on he has often visited the workshop of Mieczyslaw Bielanski in Wroclaw (Poland).

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.

The Artistic Violin-Making Workshop in Wroclaw was established in 1980. The scope of Krzysztof Mroz artistic services are: corrections, repairs, restorations, reconstructions of an old instruments and bows, and most of all, making new violins, violas, cellos and double-basses in the classical and baroque styles. Every instrument is handmade using the best tone-wood (every piece of material is seasoned for minimum of 15 years). While making a new instrument, he uses his great touch of art, his knowledge of physics of violin and other stringed instruments and especially his more than 30 years of experience in violin-making and repairing.

He offers the highest quality instruments which are of the greatest stylistic levels and have a perfect sound quality. Results that he achieved in many international and polish contests confirms it. His violins and cellos are based on the Cremona masters models (Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, Jean-Baptiste Guadagnini), while violas are based on his own models. He uses a varnish based on natural resins, with the ground which he developed himself using an organic compounds.

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