LIST Of Exhibitors 2023
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.
35232 Dautphetal/Holzhausen a.H., Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)6468 9 17 67 77
At the Seidl Workshop, string instruments are crafted following classical Italian and Vogtland models. Since becoming independent in 1985, Ekkard Seidl has been producing high-quality instruments. His son, Ferdinand Seidl, specializes in crafting new cellos. In Rutesheim, we showcase a diverse selection of handmade master cellos that we are pleased to offer you.
08258 Markneukirchen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)37422 2420
The company Geigenbau Lüdtke was founded in 1995 by Uwe Lüdtke. In our master workshop, we craft new instruments with passion, focusing on cellos. Are you in search of an extraordinary instrument? Then you can benefit from our extensive selection.
Currently, we always have over 250 string instruments available, along with a wide range of bows. We look forward to welcoming you to our establishment.
89542 Herbrechtingen-Bolheim, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)7324 98 11 20
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.
25 rue Saint Michel
54000 Nancy, France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 83 37 29 79
"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."
97295 Waldbrunn, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)9306 38 99 26 7
"I have been passionately building string instruments for 24 years. Violins, violas and cellos are created individually in my workshop in Markneukirchen according to the wishes of the musicians. Test my instruments and convince yourself of the high sound quality."
08258 Markneukirchen, Germany
Hans-Peter den Daas searches great, warm and colourful tones in his cellos. The old Italian masters from the golden period provide the inspiration for models and arching’s. He builds cellos that meet the highest tonal and technical requirements. Musicians praise his instruments for playability and wide range of colours.
5954BX Beesel, Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)653727645
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.
86655 Harburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)9080 9237074
Milena Schmoller builds high-quality string instruments in her workshop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
"My goal is to create cellos, violins, and violas that enable musicians to discover and shape their sound. To ensure this, I place great importance on careful wood selection, expert craftsmanship, and constant communication with musicians."
Rothenburg o. d. T., Germany
Tel.: +49 151 40302665
"My desire is to fulfill your cello dream as well."
Florian Geyer crafts according to various models of old masters. Just like in the original, a small ornament is hidden on some of his cellos. For over 20 years, he has shared his workshop with his wife Dorit Seilacher in Karlsruhe.
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)721 9896544
For more than 10 years, a group of eight female violin makers has been independently operating in and around Munich. They regularly gather for professional exchange and advancement. Discussing and resolving issues, as well as conducting acoustic tests and experimental series, constitute the core of their meetings.
81735 München, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 396424
Luthier Christoph van Dijk
In our long-established workshop, the construction of string instruments takes center stage. We also offer repairs, restorations, and the sale of historical instruments. To support young musicians, we provide a wide range of rental instruments.
Fulfilling the individual sonic preferences of musicians is a demanding task to which we dedicate ourselves with the utmost passion, years of experience, and a pronounced level of patience.
Geigenbauwerkstatt Christoph van Dijk GmbH
76297 Stutensee, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)7244 2050481
Whether it involves a student instrument for beginners, a newly crafted piece, or an antique instrument, quality is consistently our top priority. After all, violin-making is a matter of passion and trust.
Our scope of activities covers all aspects of violin-making, including repairs, maintenance, restoration, new construction, as well as trade and rental of string instruments, bows, and accessories.
We consistently offer a wide range of string instruments: from sturdy entry-level and student models to exquisite rarities from old masters with authenticity certificates, as well as newly constructed instruments.
Homolka & Steinbeck Geigenbaumeister GbR
70193 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711 639463
In my violin-making atelier in Stuttgart, I craft custom-made string instruments designed entirely according to your wishes.
With a trained ear and empathy, I assist you in finding your perfect instrument and work to bring your tonal visions to life.
Furthermore, I offer a range of instruments and bows across various price ranges. I conduct maintenance and repair work, fine-tune sound settings, and provide suitable bow fittings. My inventory also includes rental instruments in all sizes, along with an extensive array of accessories.
70190 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711 261462
Mobile: +49 (0)176 61541389
After his education in Newark-on-Trent, England, Charles Cousins worked, among others, with the renowned cello maker Colin Irving and the violin maker from the Royal Academy of Music, David Rattray. Upon completing his master's examination, Charles opened his workshop in Idstein, located in the Taunus region, where he builds and restores violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
65510 Idstein, Germany
Tel.: +49 176 21011972
"Having played the cello myself for many years, I have become intimately familiar with it, and for the past decade, I've specialized in crafting new cellos. My colleague Jan Bacher handles the realm of violins and violas, creating a harmonious partnership where we complement each other and benefit from close collaboration."
Geigenbauatelier Bacher & Meyer
86153 Augsburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 176 82122864
The violin maker Christoph Eulenhaupt creates custom cellos, violas, and violins in his workshop in the Dresden Neustadt.
In addition to crafting new instruments, he also focuses on historical string instruments, their reconstruction, and playing techniques, which are of great importance to him.
01099 Dresden, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)177 4531131
Instruments by Oliver Radke are now played all around the world. They impress with their brilliance, easy responsiveness, variety of tonal colors, and a very appealing visual appearance.
87629 Füssen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)8362 38828
Ragnar Hayn was born as the only son of an artistic family in Berlin and grew up in Hamburg. He was captivated by the art of violin making from an early age. At the age of twelve, he taught himself how to build violins.
In 1998, he began his professional training at the prestigious Newark School of Violin Making in England, where he graduated with honors for outstanding achievements. He then returned to Berlin and initially worked in the workshop of Daniel Kogge and Yves Gateau. In 2005, he eventually founded his own workshop.
Since then, he has specialized in crafting new violins, violas, and cellos.
Ragnar Hayn's craftsmanship and artistic skills were affirmed both during his training and through his participation in international competitions. In addition to winning numerous awards, he has earned a reputation as a violin maker at the highest international level.
Violon Maker Ragnar Hayn
Saarbrücker Straße 24
10405 Berlin, Germany
At present, it is Grzegorz Bobak, Jan Bobak’s son, who is running the company. He graduated from the Antoni Kenar Arts High School in Zakopane, Poland; his specialization was sculpture.
In the years 1998-2000, Grzegorz studied violin making at the Chicago School of Violin Making in the USA. He also gained his luthier experience at the William Harris Lee & Co. in Chicago. For some time, he also studied the history of art at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. However, Grzegorz will always tell you that he learned everything that is important in this business from his father.
34-400 Nowy Targ, Poland
Tel: +48 536 008 118
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.
65195 Wiesbaden, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)611 45008 0
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!"
63069 Offenbach, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)69 8400900
To make music strings of the highest quality – this has always been the incentive and obligation of Thomastik-Infeld. Still based in Vienna – where it all began over a century ago – the company develops, manufactures and distributes strings with a very wide spectrum of tone colors for bowed, plucked and world music instruments from Vienna all over the world.
Successful musicians around the world play Thomastik-Infeld strings – among them for example the well-known cellists Santiago Cañón Valencia and Steven Sharp Nelson.
1050 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)1 545 1262
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.
Elholm 6 A
6400 Sønderborg, Denmark
Tel.: +45 (0)7443 1760
New developments, Accessories, Workshops
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.
76437 Rastatt, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)157 729 11 339
Since 1974, OTTO MUSICA designs, creates, and distributes proprietary products under several brands like “Artino”, “OTTO” and “MUCO”. OTTO MUSICA has continued in commitment to investing in product development over the years and established an extensive array of product lines from accessories to instruments for beginners, enthusiasts, professionals and masters.
OTTO MUSICA GMBH
65428 Rüsselsheim, Germany
ConCarbo by Georg Schegolsky offers high quality handmade carbon fiber tailpieces for cello, viola and violin. Lightweight and vibration conductive, ConCarbo tailpieces improves response, resonance, volume and tone clearness. ConCarbo tailpieces highly evaluated by customers.
36-055 Bratkowice, Poland
Tel.: +48 726 075 190
Inspired by the beautiful surroundings, the Polish-trained cellist Hanna Grymel-Babinecz has developed the musical concept for the workshop series "Cello playing and hiking in the Black Forest," in which participants, under the influence of the picturesque landscape and her pedagogical guidance, can unleash their creativity.
This offering is aimed at all music and nature enthusiasts, including youth, adults, and seniors, who wish to experience an unforgettable and unique active vacation in Schönwald.
Cellostudio Schwarzwald also provides qualified cello lessons both on-site and online, and explores various topics related to the most beautiful instrument, the cello.
78141 Schönwald im Schwarzwald, Germany
Tel: +49 176 400 111 97