My Space: Maria Sandner


The Germany-based luthier specialises in making miniature violins

I’ve been based in Wallgau, about six miles north of Mittenwald, since 2020. I studied at the Mittenwald School of Violin Making and spent 20 years working as a luthier in town. It was a very nice shop on the main street, formerly owned by the maker Johann Reiter, but there was only one small window. I’m much happier in this large, spacious workshop with two big windows that allow lots of light into the room. It also gives me a fine view of the Bavarian Alps if I ever need inspiration!

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