I was born in Budapest in 1986. My childhood was greatly influenced by my grandfather’s love of woodworking. This has defined my life from early on. The unique atmosphere of the violin making workshop first captivated me in 2009 at the age of 22. The creation, the cohabitation of the industrial and this artistic activity has made this profession an essential part of my life.

My first master was Gábor Draskóczy. I continued my practical studies with József Magyar where it was possible to learn the twists and turns of this profession and of course the path to success at the same time. When I finished my studies in Budapest I went abroad, and I spent a year at the Newark School of Violin Making, in the UK. After a year of studies, I worked with Iván Adonyi for three years where I was able to mature and develop in both making and repairing.

After four years of work experience in Germany, I returned home in 2020 to open my own workshop, where I make new instruments and also do repair works.

Gergely Ficsor
Violin Maker