In Focus: A 1701 David Tecchler cello


Julian Hersh examines a cello by the most renowned maker of the Roman school

This article appeared in the June 2018 issue

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Maker: David Tecchler

Nationality: German

Born: 1666

Died: 1747

Instrument: Cello

Date: 1701

The most renowned maker of the Roman school, David Tecchler was probably from a Bavarian town near Füssen and by the late 1690s was working in Rome, where he established a successful business that lasted for more than 30 years. Not much is known of his early life or training, nor do we know when he moved to Italy. However, on 9 December 1696 he was welcomed by the German fraternity known as the Veneranda Arciconfraternita del Campo Santo Teutonico, so he was in Rome by then…

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