The winners of the sixth Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition have been announced. The leading maker in the violin category was Haiko Seifert from Germany, although no first prize was awarded, so he took second place. The viola first place went to French maker Philippe Mahu. Peter Goodfellow from the UK won first prize in the cello category.
In the bows section of the competition, the viola first place went to Emmanuel Carlier of France, and the cello category was won by Pierre Nehr, also from France. The leading violin bow maker was the only non-European winner in the competition, Shu-Sheng Kot from the US.