Peter Chmelár

I am a violinmaker based in Slovakia with more than 25 years of experience in the field of building and repairing string instruments.

In my craft I am focused on building violins, violas and violoncellos. During my career I have built more than 60 unique pieces. Instruments from my workshop are played by musicians in Europe, United States and Asia. During my career I have provided a variety of my repair shop services to hundreds of customers, demanding to repair or restore their instruments.

I have spent 7 years of my career working in the workshop of Christer Skog in Norway, where I was sharpening my craft and knowledge. Now it is my pleasure to offer my services to you.

portrait of the Violinmaker in a seated position

My Services

upper view on a partially processed Violin plate

Building a brand new instrument

Violin, viola or violoncello crafted in close cooperation with the client based on models of classical Italian masters.

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Consultancy and value estimation

Thorough experience in the field with a professional approach to consultancy and value estimation.

top down view on a pile of old dusty broken Violins and Violas in color

Restoration and repair shop service

Specialized workshop with the focus on repairs and restorations ensures the highest quality of work in case of an accident.