LIST Of Exhibitors 2019
Violin makers & Bow makers
Urs W. Mächler learned the profession of violin and bow maker in Cremona, where he graduated in 1981. After 3 years in his father's studio in Bern, he opened his own studio in Verona in 1984 and, together with his wife Christiane, moved to Speyer am Rhein in 1995. After 21 years in the cathedral city of Speyer, they opened their current studio for new construction in November 2016 in Holzhausen am Hünstein, Germany.
Violin maker Thorsten Theis:
"To this day great cellos that meet the highest standards are manufactured in the traditional way. With love for all details I build individual instruments of high artistic and craftsmanship value, that will always give you much pleasure.
Come to my studio and experience this."
Benedikt van Gompel, ambitious amateur cellist himself and a former colleague of E. Ayçan, has been working as an independent violin maker in Freiburg since 2011.
His focus is on the construction of high-quality cellos, in addition he offers repairs and service.
"One of the challenges that I am always passionate about is the creation of a violoncello bow according to the musician´s individual requirements and ideas."
The violin maker and cellist with degree Tobias Krutz builds new violins, violas and cellos of highest quality based on traditional italian models in his workshop in Düsseldorf. Sound optimizations of elder and new instruments are also part of his daily work.
Ekkard Seidl's string instruments are manufactured after classic Italian models and traditional Vogtland masters. Based on the knowledge of the old models he created his own violins, violas, cellos and violas d'amore.
The experience of building new instruments enriches his work in the repair and restoration sector. Then again Ekkard Seidl uses the experience in restorations for the manufacturing of new instruments.
Manufacuring of fine artist's bows for all string instruments. Manual skills, professional experience, technical know-how and artistic ingenuity, all qualities that increase over many years and are handed down in the craft industry in the generations and adapted to the needs of the time.
That also applies to the bow making family Penzel in Ostrach.
Michael Blaurock, building fine string instruments.
Violins, violas, cellos. Handmade, fine instruments based on traditional Italian models, with great attention to detail. Every instrument is unique and has a personal aura.
Luthier Wolfgang Schnabl:
"In my studio, I build individual violins, violas and cellos at the highest master level. My fascination in violin making lies in the challenge to handing an instrument to the musician that allows him to realize his ideas for his sound. I accompany you on the way to your personal masterpiece!"
"The name Carbon-Klang stands for WingsAndMore GmbH & Co. KG. Carbon-Klang stands for experience in making musical instruments coupled with many years of experience in processing carbon fiber. Against this background we research, develop and manufacture high-quality musical instruments made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics ."
"You are looking for an extraordinary instrument?
Take advantage of our wide selection!
Constantly over 250 stringed instruments on offer! Focus: manufacturing Cellos.
New Cello master work starting from €49.000 and many elder cellos between €10.000 and €30.000.
We do not shy away from sound comparison with other high-quality cellos.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!"
Katrien Vandermeersch was born in Canada in 1956.
She received her training as a violinmaker at Cmb “Centrum voor Muziekinstrumentenbouw” in Puurs Belgium. She also earned a Master Degree in Music: Musical Instruments/violinmaking – School of the Arts inGhent/Belgium.
2003 - 2006: Professor "Violinmaking", University of the Arts, Ghent, Belgium.
1990 - today: studio for violinmaking, independent builder and repairer of string instruments.
Samuel Peguiron has been a violin maker in Nancy since 1983. He has studied at the Schweitzer Violin Making School and passed the Masters Examination in 1985. Since then he has built more than 90 instruments, mainly violins, violas and cellos.
Luthier Christoph Eulenhaupt produces individual cellos, violas and violins in his studio in Dresden, Germany.
In addition to building new instruments, he deals with historical string instruments whose reconstruction and playing practice are of great concern to him.
Diastrad violin making, Brühl:
"At the music fair we present our new cellos in wood and carbon as 4-string and 5-string with low F-string. In addition, we present the "Strada varia KlangzauberStab" - the height-adjustable soundpost made of carbon. At our booth we can also carry out minor repairs and bow covers.
We are looking forward to your visit."
"To create great music, every musician needs the best possible equipment. For me, player, instrument and bow have always been an inseparable unit, with each component equally important. In addition to my job as a violin maker, I am as intensively involved in bow making, especially the restoration of bow forms.
With almost 20 years of experience, I would be happy to advise you on your own instrument and bow.
I look forward to meeting you in Rutesheim."
"We produce bows for the discerning musician of the highest quality and use only carefully selected materials with precise workmanship. Best craftsmanship is our aspiration. Furthermore, we carry out repairs of any kind on bows."
„As a violinist and violist, I have played many of the original instruments that I offer as replicas for weeks and studied their sound and playing characteristics. In addition to precision craftsmanship for me tonal self-perception of the ear and the feeling of play are important keys. From a wide range of experience of different sound concepts I design together with the musician the ideal instrument for him.“
Breitkopf & Härtel, founded in 1719, is the oldest music publishing company in the world. Already dealing with leading composers in the 18th century, Breitkopf continues this tradition today. "Breitkopf Pädagogik" stands for new music-pedagogical concepts. "Breitkopf Urtext" guarantees musicologically flawless editions for interpreters.
Present-day PIRASTRO GmbH was founded in 1798 by Giorgio Pirazzi, a string maker from Italy, as Giorgio Pirazzi & Figli in Offenbach am Main. At the end of the 19th century the then managing director, Gustav Pirazzi, a grandson of the founder, decided to let his friend Theodor Strobel have a share in the business. The brand name PIRASTRO was put together from the first four letters of their surnames. Today the company is managed by Annette Müller-Zierach with her brother Henning Müller-Zierach. The sixth-generation family business has maintained its reputation for quality gut, steel and nylon core strings and colophonium.
"Come by our booth to learn more about our latest innovation!"
For almost 100 years, Thomastik-Infeld has been developing and producing expressive, handmade strings for stringed and plucked instruments in Vienna, the capital of music. The traditional company supplies more than 80 countries worldwide and has positioned itself as the world market leader thanks to its approximately 200 employees, who work with passion and expertise on continuous innovation and quality. World-famous musicians such as Hilary Hahn, Pieter Schoeman or Ray Chen rely on the skills of this company with tradition as well as the Vienna Philharmonic or the legendary Pinchas Zukerman and Glenn Dicterow.
The Danish company Larsen Strings A/S is a highly specialized manufacturer and global exporter of cello, viola and violin strings. The company was founded in 1990 by musician and technology enthusiast Laurits Th. Larsen.
The ethos of the company is the passion for music. With their innovative ideas they continuously develop their product offer.
New developments, Accessories
Anima Nova is the original height-adjustable sound post made out of carbon fibre. For the first time, luthiers can steplessly adjust the sound post's tension and, independently, find its perfect position. The results are superb: better playability, better projection, more focus, more overtones, quicker response, more volume. Since August 2015 more than 650 cellists have opted for the new tradition of sound, amongst others Anima Nova is installed in Prof. David Finckels (ex-Emerson String Quartet) Zygmuntowicz-Cello, Prof. Stefan Kropfitsch's Gagliano-Cello, Prof. Christian Brunnert's Greiner-Cello and Prof. István Várdai's Montagnana-Cello.
GEWA music GmbH is represented at the exhibition with several cello cases and in particular offers the newly developed cello case in Air technology in new colors.
ConCarbo by Georg Schegolsky offers high quality handmade carbon fiber tailpieces for cello and violin. Lightweight and vibration conductive, ConCarbo tailpieces improves response, resonance, volume and tone clearness. Georg Schegolsky tailpieces are highly evaluated by customers.