Piotr Pielaszek has always been in contact with instruments and the violin making world, as his father is a violin maker in Poland as well. Piotr studied cello from an early age, and at 16, moved to Poznan to begin violin making studies at a musical high school. After finishing high school, Piotr became a violin making student at the Musical Academy in Poznan. He completed his bachelor studies and received a diploma with distinction.
During his studies, Piotr was lucky to be offered an internship in Marcus Klimke’s workshop, in Angers, France. This was an eye-opening experience that continued when Marcus asked him to stay on working with him. Piotr went back to school, and then returned to France as Klimke’s assistant. One year later, he also became the assistant of Andrea Frandsen, working part time in each workshop.
After two years of working in France and having taken part in two competitions, Piotr decided to start working on his own.
Piotr now creates violins and violas for discerning musicians from different parts of the world.
13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition, Poznan, Poland –
Medal of Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society for the highest acoustic qualities of the instrument.
22nd VSA International Competition Ohio, Cleveland –
Silver medal for workmanship for a violin.
5th International Violin Making Competition in Prague, Czech Republic –
1st place and gold medal for a violin.
Gold medal for the best scroll in one day carving contest.
8th International Violin Making Competition in Mittenwald, Germany –
Gold medal for a viola.
23rd VSA International Competition Ohio, Cleveland – 2 silver medals for workmanship for a violin and a viola.