Oral History Information
Ivan Peykov grew up in the music business as his father formed a company to make traditional Bulgarian instruments. After attending college with a focus on engineering, Ivan returned to work with his father and helped manage the production of the manufacturing process for instruments, including bagpipes. At the same time he began to repair stringed instruments, such as violins. He soon realized if he engineered his own machines he could speed up some processes to allow more time for the important handcrafted processes to ensure a high quality product.