The maker won for two of his instruments at the 5th International Violin Making Competition


Andreas Haensel has won both the gold and silver medals at the 5th International Violin Making Competition of the Associazione Nazionale Liuteria Artistica Italiana (ANLAI) in Pisogne, Italy. The bronze medal went to Alvaro Corrochano from Spain.

Haensel also took part in last year’s competition, winning the bronze medal. The maker began his training in the workshop of Karl Höfner in Bubenreuth and also studied at the School of Violin Making in Mittenwald. He continues to work for Karl Höfner and also in the Roderich Paesold workshop.

The Pisogne competition is unique in its exclusive focus on antiqued instruments. Violins, violas and cellos were all judged in one category.

Photo: Flo Horn

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