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 undertaking work experience with his former teacher Shem Mackey in Kent, United Kingdom. He later relocated to Dublin, Ireland and worked as a repairer and restorer for over 2 years. In late 2012 Michal migrated to Australia. Initially he worked in Newcastle and then in Taree, New South Wales.
Michal is now established in the Australian Capital Territory where he can offer his valuable European knowledge and experience to bring you quality bowed musical instruments and services of a professional luthier.