Fascinated by violins and with a burgeoning interest in the science of sound production, I took the decision to attend violin making school, having completed my studies.
In 2001, I was invited to attend the Klingenthal Violin Making School in Vogtland – a region with a proud tradition of instrument making.
The school itself is small and uniquely personal, accepting only three-five students each year to be trained by two teachers.
Whilst studying violin making, I also played in a quartet with students from the school and musicians from the neighbouring Czech Kraslice.
On graduating, I was proud to be nominated Student of the Year, going on to win first prize in the German Chamber of Crafts 2004 competition for violin makers.
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, Archiv TVV, J. Strobel