Warchal Strings

Strings for violin, viola & cello

Warchal specialise in making mainly synthetic string sets for violin, viola and cello. Their strings are made from the highest quality materials, the strings have a good feel under the fingers and sound exceptional. These elements all combine to give the player a rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you have spent time online reading through the reviews and forums, you'll be aware of the satisfaction being generated by this string company from Slovakia.

Of course as a musician what you hear "under the ear" is not always what your audience will hear. You need to be aware of this when making string choices. A string that is designed to give good projection may sound bright and edgy under the ear but be sonorous and mellow for your audience who are at a distance.


The Strings

WARCHAL strings utilize the experience of two generations of violinists. In 1960, Bohdan Warchal, an outstanding violinist, established the Slovak Chamber Orchestra. 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 Bohdan Warchal, Jr., graduated from the 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 teaches in the Conservatory and the Academy of Musical Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia and is the author of two books 'The Natural Way of Playing the Violin' and 'Master Your Stage Fright'. As a violinist he searched for the ideal instrument, the perfect bow and also the best 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 bring together a team of experts from Slovakia and abroad and started his 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.

Bohdan says: Even though we have put in thousands of hours of work and developed strings that have met with great interest, we are still only at the beginning. Our mission reaches much farther.