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We moved to Lübeck in Germany’s far north in 2016. Before that we both lived in Berlin, and as we’d moved around a lot when we were younger, we had no ties to any particular town. We chose Lübeck because it has a beautiful old town, it’s by the sea, there are good connections to Denmark and Scandinavia, and we can easily travel to Hamburg. It’s also a very musical town with a good concert hall and a lively tradition of chamber music. It’s common to have concerts in people’s houses, and we hosted one ourselves in 2019, as part of a chamber music festival in the town. We haven’t done that since the pandemic, but maybe it’s time we did! Importantly, there’s also a conservatoire and the students often come in for bow rehairs. We’ve sold the occasional instrument to students as well…

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