WARCHAL strings utilize the
experience of two generations of violinists.
In 1960, Bohdan Warchal, an outstanding violinist, established the Slovak
Under his leadership, the orchestra developed into a distinguished ensemble
and gained worldwide recognition. Warchal and his orchestra gave almost 2500
concerts in all of Europe, as well as in the USA, South America, Australia,
China, Korea and Japan. During his 40 years of directing the orchestra, he
produced more than 150 records and CDs. Bohdan Warchal also taught at
several universities in Central Europe. He had a very specific relationship
to sound, which was inherited by his son, Bohdan Warchal, Jr.
Bohdan Warchal, Jr.,
graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Since
1989, he has been a member and later the concertmaster of the Slovak Chamber
Orchestra. He is pedagogically active in the Conservatory and the Academy of
Musical Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia, and is the author of the book "The
Natural Way of Playing the Violin."
As a violinist, he has been searching for an ideal instrument, the bow but
also the strings. He has always been captivated by the world of sound and
the production of instruments. Within a short period of time, he managed to
constitute a team of experts from Slovakia and from abroad, and to start
research. In 2003, he established the company WARCHAL, whose ambition is to
produce strings of the highest quality. He currently coordinates research in
the company's sound laboratory.