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

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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.

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