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Germany's Mittenwald Violin Making Competition Announces 2022 Winners

The prestigious lutherie competition is held once every four years


The ninth edition of the Mittenwald International Violinmaking Competition recently come to a close. The competition sees a ten-person jury assess some of the world's best violins, violas, cellos, and bows, all of which must have been made within the last two years.

The competition was attended by 161 violin and bow makers, who hailed from a total of 25 different countries.

The jury was comprised of Hieronymus Köstler, Roland Baumgartner, Serge Stam, Christoph Graff, Silvio Levaggi, Klaus Grünke, Stéphane Thomachot, Tim Vogler, Péter Bársony, and Kerstin Feltz.

The winners of each category are as follows:

1. Kaneko Yuji, Cremona, Italy
2. Coquet Charles, Paris, France
3. Roy Viateur, Les Ponts-de-Cè, France


1. Pielaszek Piotr, Kozerki, Poland
2. Park Ji Hwan, Cremona, Italy
3. Harms Arwed, Fivizzano, Italy


1. Hayato Nagaishi, Cremona, Italy
2. Lee Sung-Yeol, Gangnam-gu, South Korea
3. Dong-Pil Im, Cremona, Italy


Violin bow:
1. Slaviero Luca, Cremona, Italy
2. Etzler Bernd, Göd, Hungary
3. Tsai Ming Feng, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Viola bow:
1. Etzler Bernd, Göd, Hungary
2. Pelloux Pierre-Francois, Grenoble, France
2. Bernard Victor, Bruxelles, Belgium
3. Ma Suoyi, Hamburg, Germany


Cello bow:
1 Etzler Bernd, Göd, Hungary
2. Bernard Victor, Bruxelles, Belgium
3. – not awarded –



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