Petrus Jacobus Groot

Netherlands, Czech Republic

Instrument Repair Workshop

Petrus Jacobus Groot was born in Heemskerk in the Netherlands and started playing the flute at the age of ten. Later, he devoted himself to the study of manufacturing and repairing wind instruments. After graduating from the goldsmith school in Schoonhoven, he worked for renowned instrument makers, including Trevor James in London and Werner Fischer in Bremen, with whom he still collaborates. In 1998, he founded his own company in the Czech Republic, which since then has seen a continuously growing number of customers – from elementary music school pupils and conservatory students to entire orchestras from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.