Violin makers’ exhibition and more extras

The Cello Masterclasses & Concerts will be hosting a violin makers’ exhibition and a series of practical talks.

  • Violin makers’ exhibition (picture from Kronberg Academy Festival 2017) / Photo: Dan Hannen

    Violin makers’ exhibition (picture from Kronberg Academy Festival 2017) / Photo: Dan Hannen

Every year, Kronberg Academy organises a small specialist exhibition for luthiers, bowmakers and strings manufacturers – a delight for audiences and artists alike. This year, it will take place in Kronberg’s Stadthalle (Municipal Hall) during the Cello Masterclasses & Concerts from 26 to 28 September, with a series of practical talks running in parallel. The exhibition is open every day from 10.00 to 18.00 to all who are interested, and entry is free.

Violin makers’ exhibition, 26 to 28 September 2018, open daily from 10.00 to 18.00

Exhibitors (luthiers, bowmakers and more) are

  • Claus Derenbach from Cologne
  • Mira Gruszow and Gideon Baumblatt from Berlin/Werder an der Havel
  • Bernd and Daniel Hiller from Markneukirchen
  • Daniel Josua König from Leipzig
  • Tobias Krutz from Düsseldorf
  • Uwe, Anja and Jan Lüdke from Herbrechtingen-Bolheim
  • Urs W Mächler from Dautphetal/Holzhausen
  • Ian McWilliams from Brandenburg an der Havel
  • Johannes Miething from Münster
  • Andreas Ott from Kempten
  • Thorsten Theis from Reichshof-Odenspiel
  • Klaus and Andreas Uebel from Markneukirchen
  • Christiane von Savigny from Isernhagen KB
  • Bärenreiter-Verlag from Kassel
  • Breitkopf & Härtel KG from Wiesbaden
  • Larsen Strings A/S from Sønderborg (Denmark)
  • Pirastro GmbH from Offenbach am Mai
  • Thomastik-Infeld GmbH from Vienna

Detailed information on the exhibitors

A glimpse inside the workshop

From 25 to 30 September, you will also have the possibility to get a glimpse inside the open workshop with master luthier Ekkard Seidl from Markneukirchen and master bowmaker C Jochen Schmidt from Dresden. The two experts will be on hand during the Cello Masterclasses & Concerts to deal with all questions and emergencies.

How can I optimise my instrument?

On Thursday, 27 September, Dr. Ing. Thomas Zwieg, Product Development Manager at Larsen Strings A/S, and the violinmaker and cellist Tobias Krutz will explain and demonstrate how musicians can optimise the tonal quality and playability of their instruments: What difference do strings make? What impact does the bridge have? What influence does the soundpost have?

Disaster or opportunity?

The same day, Dr Norbert Mülleman, editor-in-chief at G. Henle Verlag, sheds light on the mystery of the sources of J S Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello. Do the problems surrounding how these works have been handed down actually present today’s cellists with an opportunity?

Digital self-portrayal for musicians

In her workshop on digital self-portrayal for musicians marketing expert Julia Kadar will explain basic principles for successful presentation on the online stage. How can I get the right artist photos? Do I need a website, Facebook and Instagram?

Learn more about the additional programme