About String King
About String King
String King, founded in 1999, has grown to provide an excellent global mail-order and advice service. Gabriel Bania, a baroque violinist with a long practical stringing experience took over the company in 2006. He has done extensive research into historical stringing practices so String King can offer advice and strings from one of the most comprehensive and competitively priced stocks of historical strings anywhere for just about any instrument. We also offer various accessories meeting needs of mainly gut string players. Some of these products are made by different producers but String King presents as well newly invented and world unique products of our own design and production. New invented products follow gradually.
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String King is owned by Gabriel Bania
ul. Jana Kantego Federowicza 5/129
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A Polish-Swedish baroque violinist, active as an orchestra- and chamber music player, concertmaster, teacher, orchestra manager as well as an opera and marionette opera producer and director, and finally as gut string dealer and music accessories inventor.
Gabriel Bania was born in 1960 in Poland. After being awarded his violin diploma from the Music Conservatory in Cracow he studied baroque violin in The Hague with Sigiswald Kuijken. Since 1988 he has lived in Sweden. Between 1992 and 2006 he was employed in the baroque chamber group Corona Artis based in Gothenburg. He is a member of Concerto Copenhagen and works frequently as a concertmaster around Scandinavia, most often with his own Wasa Baroque Orchestra.
Since many years Gabriel Bania has experimented with different types of baroque bows and violins, and especially with their stringing. That was the origin of Wasa Baroque Ensemble.
His interest in baroque opera and marionette theatre led to him founding Wasa Marionette Opera in 1989. This unique company has since then performed operas on an elaborate miniature baroque stage throughout Europe.
He has created several unique performances for children, combining baroque music and stage action in an innovative way.
Gabriel leads baroque music courses and projects at the High School for Theatre and Music and the Swedish National Orchestra Academy in Gothenburg.
Gabriel Bania has played in the following baroque orchestras:
Academy of Ancient Music, Les Ambasadeurs, Arte dei Suonatori, Barockorchester Bremen, Concerto Copenhagen, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Drottnigholms Teaterorkester, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Les Talents Lyriques, Nederlandse Bachvereiniging, Norsk Barokkorkester, Utrechts Barock Consort.