Violins, Violas, and Cellos,
New and Restored
Stradivari, Guarneri, Montagnana, Goffriller… these names of the revered master luthiers are music to my ears. I have always been enthralled by their unmatched instruments, and that continues on.
That is why, in my violin-making, I have specialised in replicas of historical instruments of famous luthiers. I find it very rewarding, as my work has been deemed worthy of many German and international prizes.
Of course, I also take on the restoration of old, damaged instruments. With professional understanding, astute craftsmanship, and delicate skillfullness, I restore them to new splendour and their former grandeur.
Acquiring Historic Stringed Instruments
Are you looking for a valuable historic stringed instrument, or would you like to put one on the market? If so, you are in good hands with my services. My extensive knowledge and my contacts are excellent. I would be glad to appraise your antique masterpiece and help you find the right future owner for it—very discretely and confidentially.
Reverberant Art – a TV video about myself and my work
Towards the end of last year, I had a visit from the Bavarian Broadcasting company. They produced a five-minute report about me and my work for the evening news (Abendschau).
The video is now available online in the BR-Mediathek. You are welcome to view it and take a look into my studio, even if you do not understand German.
Enjoy seeing what I do!
Il Cannone—a masterful imitation of the Giuseppe Guarneri violin
Here is my latest masterpiece, a true replication in detail of the "Il Cannone". To craft this violin, I chose rare, exquisite fine tone wood, almost a hundred years old. As a result, it is not only a stunning piece of art workmanship, the instrument produces a marvellous, flush and mighty sound, fully worthy of its namesake.
The original was made by Giuseppe Guarneri ("del Gesù") in 1743. It is now preserved at Italian State facilities in Genua.
The 2019 Instrumenta Nürnberg Fair
In October of last year, I put my instruments on display in my stand at the Instrumenta Trade Fair in Nuremberg. This was a yet another opportunity for you to get to know me in person and see my master violins. I was very happy at the amount of interest that was shown. I feel so very thankful to all those who came to see me.