Restoration

When undertaking a restoration project the main goals are to restore the instrument to its original state and to preserve its original materials. This is a very special challenge. Strong craft skills and a lot of experience are, above all, necessary to return old and valuable instruments to their original condition.

Before opening up my own studio in Linz, I had the opportunity to gain valuable experience, with especially complicated and time-consuming restoration techniques, in some of the world’s finest violin making workshops in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and South Korea.

Due to my excellent professional contacts from my time spent working in different workshops, alongside regular exchanges with my colleagues in the Austrian (VÖG), German (VDG) and International Violin Making Federation (EILA) I am constantly enhancing my knowledge and expertise to ensure I remain at the forefront of developments in the field of restoration.

This diverse experience in my younger years is of great benefit to the musicians I work with today. And it is not only musicians, but also instrument dealers and professional colleagues from around the world who have their instruments restored in my workshop.

During the last couple of years I have restored some very fine instruments and documented the restoration process with photos. The following selection of photos should give you a good impression of my restoration work.

Photo Documentation

	Restoration of a cello after a car accident
 

Restoration of a cello after a car accident

Violin by Antonio und Hieronymus Amati Cremona 1619
 

Violin by Antonio und Hieronymus Amati Cremona 1619

Violin by Antonius Stradivari Cremona 1717
 

Violin by Antonius Stradivari Cremona 1717

Violin by Joannes Georgius et Antonius filius Staufer Vienna 1843
 

Violin by Joannes Georgius et Antonius filius Staufer Vienna 1843

Violin by Domenicus Montagnana Venice 1734
 

Violin by Domenicus Montagnana Venice 1734

Violin Paris pre 1800
 

Violin Paris pre 1800

Meisterbetrieb