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Villarica (Chile)

violinmaking courses for the "Escuela de Música Papageno" in Villarica (Chile).
violinmaking course 2015 in Villarica, Chile

2013 - 2015 Villarica (Chile)

Violin making course and setting up a violin maker's atelier in Villarica. The "Escuela de Música Papageno" was founded by the Austrian singer Christian Boesch and offers music classes to approximately 600 students. The school relies entirely on private sponsors. Underprivileged students are given music lessons free of charge. Moreover the school's music teachers also go to the surrounding villages to teach the children of the native people ("Mapuche"), who have until now rarely had access to any education.
The aim of the 2. violin making course was to enable the ongoing maintenance of the many stringed instruments in the area. Moreover we supported the students participating masterclasses of Heidi Litschauer, Cello (Salzburg) and Jutta Puchhammer, Viola (Montreal). We also started to build a new instrument, which we hope to finish at the next course in November 2015.
In 2015 the course will take place in March and November

violinmaking course and master classes in Villarica 2014

2013 "Dans tes yeux"

French jounalist Sophie Massieu visits our shop for a televison documantary about vienna.

Sophie Massieu in our atelier

2012 Exhibition "Faszination Instrumentenbau" (Vienna)

Exhibition of Viennese instrument makers at Palais Festetics.

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2012 IVS congress Rochester (USA)

40. International Congress of the "International Viola Society" in Rochester. Exhibition, lectures and concerts at the Eastman school of music an in the redesigned Kodak-Hall.

viola conference in Rochester 2012

2008/2009 Restoration Esterhàzy Cello

Restoration of a Violoncello from Joseph Haydns "Esterhàzysche Hofkapelle"

Violoncello from Joseph Haydns

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2007 Klanggestalten Berlin

International Exhibition of violinmakers in Berlin.

instrument exhibition Berlin 2007
Klangestalten Berlin 2007