In the 31 years of my career so far, I have always had a special interest in making new instruments. Over the years we have made 240 violins, 56 violas, and 32 cellos in my workshop.
I mostly focus on copying instruments made by classical Italian masters like Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù”, Antonio Stradivari, Paolo Testore, or Nicolò Amati.
In my copies, I place an emphasis on recreating the characteristic sound, style, and varnish of the original.
Furthermore, we are involved with baroque instruments. We have made some beautiful copies of a Jacobus Stainer violin, and have re-baroqued some historical instruments (e.g., Nikolaus Dopfer, Matthias Thir).