Luthier Andreas Haensel Sweeps Gold and Silver at Italian Violin Makers' Awards

Andreas Haensel Violins Cremona

German string instrument maker Andreas Haensel has been awarded both the gold and silver medals, for 2 separate instruments, at the 5th International Association of Italian Violin Makers Competition, in Cremona.

The bronze medal was awarded to Alvaro Corrochano, from Spain.

A graduate of the Mittenwald School of Violin Making, and a student of master luthier Alfred Zecho at the workshop of Karl Höfner, Haensel, 41 has since 2009 worked from his own studio in Kleinsendelbach, Germany.