GUENTER WALDAU MASTER VIOLIN MAKER
From 1983 to 1986 he served his apprenticeship in Bubenreuth and Mittenwald. He won the first prize at the â€œLeistungswettbeweb der Handwerksjugendâ€ in 1986 and was awarded
the gold â€“ medal by BundesprÃ¤sident
Richard v. WeizsÃ¤cker.
Until GÃ¼nter K. Waldau achieved his master degree in Nuerenberg 2000, he improved his skills in the workshops of various master violin makers. Since then he is an independent violin, viola and cello maker in the work shop with
G. H. Lobe.
The main part of WaldauÂ´s work is the traditional making of new instruments, earning him noted results at national and international competitions. Nonetheless he is devoted to restoration, copies of antique instruments and those with a spacial design.