Danuta Pawlikowska

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Danuta Pawlikowska
- Luthier's Workshop -
a little bit of history

I was born in 1971 in Nowy Targ. Already in primary school, I knew what I wanted to do in my adult life, namely building string instruments.
To pursue my dreams, I started studying at the State High School of Fine Arts named after A. Kenar in Zakopane in the violin making class. I graduated from school in 1991.
During my studies, I built a classical guitar, violin, and as my diploma instrument a 3/4 cello for which I received a very good grade with distinction, and obtained a diploma in technical arts, specializing in artistic violin making. After finishing high school, I started an apprenticeship in the workshop of my uncle, the renowned luthier Jan Pawlikowski in Krakow, where I gained thorough professional preparation.
Since 1995, I have been running my own violin workshop, where I create instruments such as violins, violas, and cellos. I make instruments on individual orders. My instruments have reached countries such as Spain, Italy, Taiwan, the USA, France, Costa Rica, and Poland.
Since 2000, I have been a member of the Polish Luthiers’ Association. I participate in luthier seminars, during which we exchange experiences with colleagues from Poland and abroad. I have participated in numerous national and international competitions.

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awards and recognitions

I have participated in numerous national and international competitions. Awards and distinctions:
1999 – 1st and 2nd prize for violin 1/2 at the 2nd Nationwide Violin Making Competition named after Wtodzimierz Kamiński in Poznań
2001 – two violins in the 2nd stage of the 10th International Violin Making Competition named after H. Wieniawski in Poznań
2002 – 3rd prize, diploma, bronze medal for violin at the P. Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and diploma for the best sound qualities of the instrument. 7th place for viola in the same competition
2003 – 2nd place, diploma, silver medal for viola at the 10th International Violin Making Competition named after A. Stradivarius in Cremona (1st place was not awarded). My viola and cello advanced to the 2nd stage of the competition
2006 – two of my violins advanced to the 1st stage of the 11th International Violin Making Competition named after A. Stradivarius in Cremona

Scope of work

Instrument making:
Violins modeled on Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu (“Cannon model”) – possibility of making children’s instruments, 1/2; 3/4 violas based on models by A. Stradivari, the Amati brothers, Gasparo da Salo (various sizes)
Cellos modeled on A. Stradivari. I use a wide range of warm-toned varnish colors for all my instruments, tailored to the individual needs of musicians.
Correction, maintenance, and restoration of string instruments.

latest instruments

Wiolonczela 4/4 zbudowana na modelu A. Stradivari.
Materiał : jawor falisty, świerk alpejski.
Dźwięk mocny i szlachetny

Altówka 415 mm.
Zbudowana na modelu Gasparo da Salo.
Materiał: brzoza, świerk.


Studio in Krakow

The studio is open from Monday to Friday
from 12:00 to 17:00.

Studio in Libertowie

studio open by appointment

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