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
Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald
The Mittenwald violin making competition and other contests
Contemporary violin makers - the modern artisan
Working in the shadow of the factories: violin makers from China and Taiwan