Born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1974, Stefan Valcuha trained in Mirecourt and developed further restoration skills working for Jean-Christophe Graff in Strasbourg, France. Valcuha moved to New York in 1997 to join Rene Morel’s workshop, where he spent ten years. During this time, he had the opportunity to restore and study in detail countless Italian masterpieces. In 2008 he established his own shop within the space of Tarisio Auctions, continuing his relationship with Rene Morel. He undertakes high-end restorations and maintenance of fine Italian instruments and makes his own instruments.