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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
    • German master violin, late 19th century, a fine Michele Deconet copy
    • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840
    • Modern Mittenwald viola, Matthias Klotz 1982
    • Dresden violin after Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Lowendall workshop, c.1880
    • Fine 18th century violin by Franz Knitl, Freising, 1789 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955
    • French violin bow from war years, Mirecourt, probably Morizot Frères - unique
    • Jean-Joseph Martin, Fine French violin bow for J. Hel, approx. 1880 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • 3/4 - Old French 3/4 sized violin, after Stradivari
    • Belgian violin bow, L. Dolphyn, Bruxelles approx. 1940
    • 1/2 - Excellent French 1/2 violin bow, approx. 1900
    • Modern, 1970's master violin, probably English
    • Petite, late 18th century Italian violin, central Italy (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Dark, brilliant sound: modern Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari
    • Antique Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, 1912
    • Contemporary French violin, Alain Moinier, Mirecourt, 1992, No. 57
    • 3/4 – German 3/4 violin, Markneukirchen, approx. 1930
    • LEASE ONLY: Fine Italian master violin, Giuseppe Marconcini, Ferrara
    • Fine Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's: Large, mature tone
    • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
    • Student violin by Meinel & Herold, Klingenthal, c.1940
    • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
    • 3/4 - antique French violin, Mansuy
    • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)