Peter Strenáčik was born in Lučenec. He studied violin at the Conservatory in Košice in the class of Koloman Takács. After graduation, he continued his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His pedagogues were excellent teachers – Ján Skladaný, Jela Špitková and Albín Vrteľ. After graduation, he joined the State Opera in Banská Bystrica, where he worked for 15 years, mostly as the principal second violin. At the same time, he taught violin at the Primary Art School of Ján Cikker in Banská Bystrica. In 1992, when the the Conservatory of Ján Levoslav Bella was founded, he accepted a teaching position and he worked there for 25 years as a violin teacher and for a long time as the head of the string department. He was also at the birth of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, where he lead the Department of Orchestral Instruments for a quarter of a century. Today, many of his students are now active at home and abroad as soloists, chamber players, or orchestral players and they teach at art schools. Peter Strenáčik is a regular member of expert committees of regional and national violin competitions.
He is the co-founder of the International Violin Competition Prime Violin.