|1957||Date of birth|
|1972-1976||School of Musical Instrument Making|
|1976-1979||Craftsman in workshop producing musical instruments (Luby - Schönbach)|
|1980-1994||Curator in museum (Karlovy Vary)|
|1994 - Now||Full-time professional lute maker|
I have been interested in lute making since I first began my studies. I finished my first instrument in 1984. My initial experience was gained from working with master Czech guitar maker Josef Kubla. My most important experience, however, came from a short educational visit to the workshop of German lute maker Günter Mark in Utrecht in 1992. Further experience was acquired from visiting a summer school of lute making directed by the English lute maker David van Edwards in 1993.
Besides lute making, I dedicate my time to researching the historical lutes housed in the Czech Museum of Music.