LIST Of Exhibitors 2018
This list will be updated soon with the exhibitors of 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.
Christian Leicht is one of the youngest bow makers in Germany.
He is firmly rooted in his profession. His bows and reputation reach distant clients: international clients visit him gladly.
Kolja J. Lochmann builds string instruments for international professional musicians.
He received many awards for his work, among them 2 gold medals at the Triennale in Cremona. After years of traveling in Europe, he runs his own workshop for now over 25 years, starting in Weimar, then Cremona and Berlin and since 2010 in Freiburg.
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.
Pieno di musica:
"We have been in close contact since the degree in Markneukirchen in 2004 and have established a Germany-wide network for professional discussion and research. We jointly expand our knowledge and every member brings their strengths and ideas to the group.
At the music fair in Rutesheim we provide a jointly produced cello among others. "
Klaus Grumpelt, Constanze Küchle, Angela Li-Schuller, Eugen Ratzing-Amariei, Nicole Ayumi Rautenberg, Renate Völkle
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!"
Since 1978, after studying painting, Helmut Bleffert works as a violin maker in his own workshop.
As a musician and artist it is his focus to build individual and expressive classical instruments. Thus the Campanula was created in his workshop, which in addition to the classical scale of violin, viola and cello holds up to 16 resonance strings (cello) and allows to experience a unique sound.
"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!"
In the studio of David Zink and Susanne Puchelt high-grade string instruments are built in best quality and greatest care.
The emphasis of David Zink is on the manufacturing of new violins, violas and cellos. The instruments meet old Italian standards and satisfy the highest expectations .
Susanne Puchelt specializes in cellos and double basses. Her instruments are also made according to Italian models and are technically and acoustically at the highest level.
In addition to manufacturing new instruments careful service, sound adjustments and sophisticated restoration work are carried out in the studio.
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.
Violin maker Martin Eppler:
"In addition to repairing, selling and renting stringed instruments, I build violins, violas and cellos - often as detailed copies of classic models. You are welcome to visit me in my studio in Leonberg, which is right next to Rutesheim ."
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.
sbip-instruments: built from aluminum, they are a visual contrast to the classic instrument and equipped with magnetic pickups, they differ greatly in sound from all other electric stringed instruments. sbip-instruments stand for electric stringed instruments of a different kind. The sbip-cello also offers the opportunity to play while standing.
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."
Luthier Steffen Friedel works since 2010 in his hometown Dresden. Violins, violas and cellos in traditional Italian style are the main products of this workshop. In addition, courses on the construction of professional instruments are on offer.
Being award winner at the German Musical Instrument Award 2018 for Viola testify to its success.
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.
Worldwide, Bärenreiter is one of the largest publishers of classical sheet music. The catalogue contains not only new scholarly-critical editions and the standard classical music repertoire, but pedagogical literature, contemporary music and books on music. Of particular importance are the high-quality Bärenreiter Urtext performing editions which are used by professional as well as amateur musicians all over the world.
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, Equipment
Anima Nova is the first and only 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 projection, more focus, more overtones, quicker response, more volume. Since August 2015 more than 550 cellists have opted for the new tradition of sound, i .a. 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.