Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


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



  • Related articles:

    Mittenwald: violin making “in the midst of the forest”

    Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald

    The Mittenwald violin making competition and other contests

    Contemporary violin makers - the modern artisan elite

    Mirecourt's new masters: contemporary violin makers in Mirecourt

    Stradivari's heirs: contemporary violin makers in Cremona

    Working in the shadow of the factories: violin makers from China and Taiwan

    Job offers for violin makers and master violin makers

    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow
    • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
    • German Violin bow. By Albert Thomä, Markneukirchen
    • Lightweight violin bow by C. A. Hoyer. Markneukirchen c.1940
    • Antique Bohemian Czech violin,  approx. 1870
    • French violin J.T.L. Mirecourt, c.1930
    • Czech 7/8 violin. "Lady's violin", c.1940
    • French violin, Didelot by Laberte, Mirecourt, 1920's
    • Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
    • Guillaume Maline: Rare violin, France, circa 1820
    • 3/4 - Violin by E. L. Gütter. Markneukirchen, approx. 1920
    • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • 3/4 - excellent antique French 3/4 violin
    • Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna
    • SALE: Richard Grünke: Fine contemporary violin bow
    • Fine German master bow, Hermann Prell school
    • Modern violin bow. Bright, radiant tone
    • Contemporary master violin by Bernd Ellinger, 2018
    • Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1922: Powerful master violin after Guarnerius
    • Klaus Münzner: Contemporary Saxonian master violin
    • Violin bow by Joseph Arthur Vigneron père (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
    • 3/4 - violin, Klingenthal 19th century
    • 3/4 - violin by J.T.L. Compagnon