“Jacek Wesolowski started playing violin at the age of 5 with classical studies at music school, later turning towards other genres such as folk and early music. From early on he was aware of the importance of a good instrument, not only in the quality of sound but the ergonomy and aesthetics of the form.
After completing his Masters degree in violin making at Poznan Academy of Music he went to England to specialise in early stringed instrument making at West Dean College under the famous early music specialist Roger Rose. He completed the three year programme with distinction. During this period he made instruments for various important musicians in both the modern and early music worlds (Alison Crum, Levon Chilingirian among others).
Jacek then moved to London where he was employed by the renowned dealers and restorers of fine stringed instruments, J & A Beare Ltd. He worked as a restorer and during his 5 years there he handled some of the best instruments in the world.
Now back in his hometown of Gdansk, Jacek Wesolowski has opened his own stringed instrument making and restoration studio. He also enjoys sharing some of his experience through giving lectures and continues his passion for research on specialist subjects related to stringed instruments.“
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