Lukas Wronski has created many instruments that are currently being played by famous musicians across the world. He makes instruments inspired by the great classical traditions and the latest research. He likes to make close copies as well as instruments inspired by the famous example of the Old Italian masters especially: Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, Pietro Guarneri, Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolo Amati, Brothers Amati, Paolo Maggini, Gasparo da Salo, and others.
I always try to create instruments as artistic subjects, to create an instrument that has a wonderful rich sound, moreover a soul and unique quality as a piece of art. The instruments have to stand confidently alongside Old Italian instruments of the great masters both aesthetically and in their sound capabilities.
Violin making is one of the arts that connects fine arts (such as sculpture, painting, design, and restoration) with music and the acoustic world. Instrument design and construction is dependent on its curved lines and surfaces, which are carved and bent for optimum lightness, strength and flexibility. Knowledge of materials and an ability to sense the strengths and weaknesses of a given piece of wood is essential. The design, architecture and choice of wood all determine the ultimate potential of the finished work.
The selection of materials is very important, I always search for the perfect wood and select it very carefully; not only must it have certain aesthetic properties, but the optimal qualities in terms of weight, strength and flexibility. Many of my instruments are modern copies of Old Cremonese instruments and I take every opportunity to see and take photographs and measurements of the original instrument.