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    VIOLINMAKING SCHOOL
         MITTENWALD                                                       Violin
                                                                           VIOLIN RESTORA-


                                                                             R ESTOR AT I O N

                                                                                      A COURSE
                                                                                     FOR VIOLIN
                                                                                       MAKERS


          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


                                              6. April – 10. April 2010
                                              in Mittenwald, Germany         Makers, Restorers and Dealers of Rare Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows
            Violin Restoration                        FOR THE PROFESSIONAL VIOLIN MAKER                                              Georg Eittinger Violin Maker & Restorer

        A Course for Violin Makers                    • Course taught by Georg Eittinger, President of                               Luthier Georg Eittinger is noted by his peers
                                                      Hans Weisshaar                                                                 for his unique talent in the restoration and
The Hans Weisshaar firm, a leader in violin                                                                                          conservation of rare antique violins, violas,
restoration, is offering a hands-on restoration       • Course dates are Monday, 6. April – Friday,                                  and cellos. He held this restoration course in
                                                      10. April 2010.                                                                previous years in Cremona and Mittenwald.
course for violin makers. Georg Eittinger
conducts the workshop, using selected                 • Course is conducted at the State Violinmaking                                A native of Ingolstadt on the Danube River
chapters from Violin Restoration, A Manual for        School in Mittenwald.                                                          close to Munich, Germany, he graduated from
Violin Makers.                                                                                                                       the German College of Violin Making, located
                                                      • Enrollment is limited and by application only.                               in Mittenwald. He holds the German Master
                                                      Prior experience in violin making is essential.                                Craftsman Certificate (Geigenbaumeister).
      Expand Your Knowledge                           Course applications are available from Hans
                                                      Weisshaar or from the company’s website at                                     Throughout his professional career in Germany,
     To Preserve The Instrument                                                                                                      United Kingdom and the United States, he
                                                      www.hweisshaar.com.
                                                                                                                                     has concentrated on the restoration of fine
         Violin Restoration                           • Course applications must be received at Hans                                 bowed instruments. Mr. Eittinger has worked
                                                      Weisshaar by 31. January 2010. Participants will                               for more than two decades in the craft of
      A Manual For Violin Makers                                                                                                     violin making and has held senior positions in
                                                      be notified by telephone or email, and a list of
                                                                                                                                     the restoration departments of Peter Benedek
Violin Restoration, a book by Hans Weisshaar          required materials and tools needed will be                                    Geigenbau, Munich, Edward Withers, London,
and Margaret Shipman originally published             provided.                                                                      and Morris & Smith, London. Before acquiring
in 1988, set the standards for modern-day                                                                                            the Hans Weisshaar firm in Los Angeles in
                                                      • Course is conducted in English; translation into                             2004, for which he worked in the early 1990s,
restoration of fine stringed instruments.             German language will be provided at no extra cost.                             Mr. Eittinger spent six years with the firm of
It continues to be the most widely-used                                                                                              J & A Beare.
workshop manual for set-up, repair, and more          • Tuition for the 5-day course is 690 Euro. Course
advanced restoration.                                 materials, tools, meals, and accommodations are                                Mr. Eittinger has trained many restorers in
                                                      not included.                                                                  advanced instrument restoration. He lectures
Using the Weisshaar manual as a guide, course                                                                                        to violin making students, musicians, and
                                                      • Accommodation is available through the                                       music organizations about the art of violin
participants will explore violin restoration, step-
                                                      tourist office in Mittenwald.                                                  making and restoration and the stringed
by-step. Specific chapters of Violin Restoration
                                                                                                                                     instrument trade and expertise. He is a
will provide an in-depth examination of various       • Copies of Violin Restoration, A Manual for                                   participating member of the German Violin
restoration techniques.                               Violin Makers will be available for sale during                                Making Federation (Verband Deutscher
                                                      the course.                                                                    Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher), and other
                                                                                                                                     violin trade organizations.




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

				
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