my Name is Patrick Jaroslav Kloucek. I was trained as a violinist at the prague conservatory and I played the violin as an orchestral musician for over 40 years.
This instrument has always fascinated me.
During my career as a musician, I had the chance to play many different Types of violines, such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesú and Amati.
Then, I soon began to ask myself the question: what are the specific features which make some violins sound so much better than most other violins?
To get an answer on this question, I began doing research. I studied the secrets of the famous italian violin makers, in particular of Antonio Stradivari.
Over the time, I became aware of the crucial part of making excellent violines: the finely tuned interaction between the wood and a special varnish.
After many years of research, I succeeded in creating a unique violine making method. The application of this method will lead to great sounding instruments.
I have written a book in german language called „Sounding like Silver Bells“ (Spielberg-Verlag, Regensburg, ISBN 978-3-95452-642-0), in which I give an insight into the procedures of making high-quality violines. In my book, there is contained a description of the special components of the varnish and of the varnishing process as well as other features which are crucial for making violines.
This book is adressed to beginners as well as to ambitious musicians and violin makers.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in extraordinary and great sounding violines.