Mieczysław Rataj


I am a professional violin maker
and a member of the Association of Polish Violin-Makers
and Violin Society of America.

I have been running my independent luthier atelier since 1985.
I studied the violin-making craft at the Kenar College of Fine Arts
in the town of Zakopane. Later, I developed my practical knowledge
of traditional violin-making craft;constructing new instruments,
repairing,restoration also by collaborating with numerous violin makers
both in Poland and abroad.I have participated in  violin-making competitions.

The prizes I have received :the 5th National Competition, Poznan'87;
the 8th place International Competition ,Moscow'94;
the 2th place in the Competition for the Best Sound of the Violin ,Lublin 2012.