Michal's workshop specialises in early and modern bowed musical instruments and can offer bespoke making, maintenance, repair, restoration, period conversion, rental and sales.
Michal has been working with stringed musical instruments since 1999. His training began with doublebass repairer and restorer Pavel Ženíšek in Prague, Czech Republic.
He undertook further professional training at West Dean College, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Under the tuition of master luthiers Roger Rose, Shem Mackey and Zachariah Whitridge he specialised in making and repairing early and modern bowed instruments. His training at the college was supported by viola da gamba music lessons with Alison Crum. Michal graduated with Distinction in summer 2010 and gained the West Dean Trust Chairman's Prize for his high achievement during the course.
After graduation Michal carried out further professional development in the field of repair and restoration in the UK and later he moved to Dublin, Ireland and worked solely as a repairer and restorer for over 2 years. For the next 6 years Michal relocated to Australia and opened his own workshop in Taree, New South Wales and later in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. This fortunate move finally allowed him to divide hours behind his workbench evenly between repair work and making his own instruments.
New workshop location in Cambridge, United Kingdom will be announced soon!!!