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Violin makers in Mittenwald: contemporary masters keeping their tradition alive with their vibrant craftsmanship.


<span class="darkBlue">Mittenwald violin makers:
an overview of today's masters in the town with the rich tradition of violin making


With its rich traditions, the violin-making town of Mittenwald is a place that is solidly anchored in European instrument history: the historical achievements of Matthias Klotz and his son Sebastian Klotz, the work of Matthias „Dax“ Hornsteiner and the internationally acclaimed ateliers run by the families Baader and Neuner have all earned it this acclaim. Mentioning these great Mittenwald names only hints at the town’s history, and anyone who visits the charming village in the upper Isar valley could easily believe that all of Mittenwald is nothing but a large violin-making museum.

But that could not be farther from the truth: even in the present day, Mittenwald has remained a dynamic site for the contemporary craft of violin making. Its State Vocational School for Instrument Making is an international institution, and the numerous violin makers and master violin makers located in Mittenwald ensure that the tradition of its musical forefathers stays alive. For many years, Corilon violins has maintained special cordial relationships to Mittenwald, which is why we are also providing an overview of the outstanding ateliers in the town on this page.

Mittenwald violin makers today:


  • Anton Sprenger Geigenbaumeister: Violin making, tone optimization - Im Gries 10, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 4026

  • Joachim Roy Geigenbaumeister: Restoration, tone optimization - Riedscharteweg 2, 82481 Mittenwald, Tel. 0882394011

  • Anton Maller Geigenbaumeister: Violin making - Obermarkt 2, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 5865

  • Rainer Leonhardt Geigenbaumeister: Violin making, trade - Mühlenweg 53, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 8010

  • Thomas Wörnle Geigenbaumeister: Violin making - Klammstraße 32, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 4613

  • Josef Kantuscher, Geigenbaumeister: Violin making - Burgbergstrasse 13, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 8418

  • Florian und Maria Sandner, Geigenbauemeister: Violin making - Obermarkt 29, Mittenwald, Tel. 08823 8129


  • New arrivals in our catalogue:





    New arrivals in our catalogue:
    • Antique Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1919
    • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1880
    • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner
    • Older English violin, J. R. Dutton 1979
    • Fine master violin by Marcus Klimke, contemporary elite violin maker (certificate Markus Klimke)
    • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine Italian violin by Mario Gadda, approx. 1960 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, Paris 1944
    • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, fine 1955 violin - Guarnerius model
    • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, warm tone
    • Antique French 3/4 cello by J.T.L., approx. 1880
    • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
    • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
    • Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Mario Gadda workshop, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
    • Old, 1940's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright warm tones
    • Powerful older silver-mounted violin bow, Germany, by Klaus Ringer
    • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
    • Antique Markneukirchen violin, by Schuster & Co. approx. 1900/1910
    • Antique German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920
    • Old, silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble, classy tone
    • Lothar Seifert, German master violin bow, silver