Piotr Pielaszek

I have always been in contact with instruments and the violin making world, as my father himself is a violin maker in Poland. I studied cello from an early age, and at 16 I moved to Poznan to begin my violin making studies at a musical high school. After finishing high school, I became a violin making student at the Musical Academy in Poznan. I finished my bachelor studies and received a diploma with distinction.

During my studies, I 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 me to stay on working for him. I went back to school for a few months and then returned to France as his assistant. One year later, I 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, I decided to start working on my own. Those two years as an assistant shaped me into the luthier I am today.

I am now creating violins and violas for discerning musicians from different parts of the world.

 

Awards

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.

VIOLIN

Back length: 356.5mm – String length: 327mm
Upper bout: 169mm – Middle bout: 109mm – Lower bout: 207.5mm

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VIOLA

Back length: 413mm | 16 1/4″ – String length: 369mm
Upper bout: 201.5mm – Middle bout: 138mm – Lower bout: 245mm