Kiejcher, Bartłomiej [Bartholomaeus] [Kicher, Kecher]
- Benjamin Vogel
[Bartholomaeus] [Kicher, Kecher]
(b Kraków, Poland, 1548; d Kraków, Jan 9, 1599). Polish organ builder, wind instrument maker, and musician. He was enrolled in the royal chapel in Kraków as a boy singer about 1558, and is recorded as a wind instrument player (fistulator) there from 6 January 1565 at least to 1572. He also ran a musical instrument workshop, probably taking over from his father. His posthumous inventory, known from a copy in the State Archives, Kraków, lists 120 (completed) instruments, 336 uncompleted, 10 old, 2 violins (bass and descant), 4 keyboard instruments and 1 old one (an octave spinet or clavichord by his father), 2 Nuremberg regals, and 16 trumpets. Kiejcher became a very wealthy owner of two houses. His son Krzysztof was an organ builder and organist.B. Vogel: Słownik lutników działających na historycznych i obecnych ziemiach polskich oraz lutników polskich działających za granicą do 1950 roku...