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At the VIOLINMAKING SCHOOL MITTENWALD

At the VIOLINMAKING SCHOOL MITTENWALD Obermarkt, Mittenwald INFORMATION AND COURSE APPLICATION Hans Weisshaar 627 North

Obermarkt, Mittenwald

INFORMATION AND COURSE APPLICATION

Hans Weisshaar 627 North Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles CA 90004 USA tel 1-323-466-6293 fax 1-323-466-6733

Hans Weisshaar Musical Instruments GmbH Spielhagenstr. 3 10585 Berlin Germany tel 49-(0)30-342-4159 fax 49-(0)30-347-08359

restoration@hweisshaar.com

Violin

22. April – 26. April 2014 in Mittenwald, Germany

RESTORATION

A COURSE FOR VIOLIN MAKERS

Makers, Restorers and Dealers of Rare Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows
Makers, Restorers and Dealers of Rare Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows

Violin Restoration

A Course for Violin Makers

The Hans Weisshaar firm, a leader in violin restoration, is offering a hands-on restoration course for violin makers. Georg Eittinger conducts the workshop, using selected

FOR THE PROFESSIONAL VIOLIN MAKER

Course taught by Georg Eittinger, President of Hans Weisshaar

Course dates are Tuesday, 22. April – Saturday, 26. April 2014.

Georg Eittinger

Violin Maker & Restorer

Luthier Georg Eittinger is noted by his peers for his unique talent in the restoration and conservation of rare antique violins, violas, and cellos. He held this restoration course in previous years in Cremona and Mittenwald.

• Course is conducted at the State Violinmaking School in Mittenwald. A native of Ingolstadt
• Course is conducted at the State Violinmaking
School in Mittenwald.
A native of Ingolstadt on the Danube River
close to Munich, Germany, he graduated from
the German College of Violin Making, located
• Enrollment is limited and by application only.
in Mittenwald. He holds the German Master
Expand Your Knowledge
To Preserve The Instrument
Prior experience in violin making is essential.
Course applications are available from Hans
Weisshaar or from the company’s website at
www.hweisshaar.com.
Craftsman Certificate (Geigenbaumeister).
Violin Restoration
A Manual For Violin Makers
• Course applications must be received at Hans
Weisshaar by 6. March 2014. Participants will
be notified by telephone or email, and a list of
required materials and tools needed will be
provided.
• Course is conducted in English; translation into
German language will be provided at no extra cost.
Throughout his professional career in Germany,
United Kingdom and the United States, he
has concentrated on the restoration of fine
bowed instruments. Mr. Eittinger has worked
for more than two decades in the craft of
violin making and has held senior positions in
the restoration departments of Peter Benedek
Geigenbau, Munich, Edward Withers, London,
and Morris & Smith, London. Before acquiring
the Hans Weisshaar firm in Los Angeles in
2004, for which he worked in the early 1990s,
Mr. Eittinger spent six years with the firm of
J & A Beare.
• Tuition for the 5-day course is 690 Euro. Course
materials, tools, meals, and accommodations are
not included.
• Accommodation is available through the
tourist office in Mittenwald.
• Copies of Violin Restoration, A Manual for
Violin Makers will be available for sale during
the course.
Mr. Eittinger has trained many restorers in
advanced instrument restoration. He lectures
to violin making students, musicians, and
music organizations about the art of violin
making and restoration and the stringed
instrument trade and expertise. He is a
participating member of the German Violin
Making Federation (Verband Deutscher
Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher), and other
violin trade organizations.

chapters from Violin Restoration, A Manual for Violin Makers.

Violin Restoration, a book by Hans Weisshaar and Margaret Shipman originally published in 1988, set the standards for modern-day restoration of fine stringed instruments. It continues to be the most widely-used workshop manual for set-up, repair, and more advanced restoration.

Using the Weisshaar manual as a guide, course participants will explore violin restoration, step- by-step. Specific chapters of Violin Restoration will provide an in-depth examination of various restoration techniques.

an in-depth examination of various restoration techniques. Makers, Makers, Restorers Restorers and and Dealers
an in-depth examination of various restoration techniques. Makers, Makers, Restorers Restorers and and Dealers

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