8th International Violin Making Competition 2018

Master violin makers show off their skills

The international violin makeing contest will be taking place for the eighth time already from the 18th of May until the 3rd of June 2018 in Mittenwald. The works of international violin makers are judged by a professional jury and the winners are selected.

  • Way back in 1700 Mathias Klotz brought the violin making art back from Italy to his home at the foot of the Karwendel mountains.

Today Mittenwald has a perennial musical tradition. This is still evident in the facades of the old houses in the center of our beautiful air spa town. Since 1989, seven international competitions have already been organized for violins, violas, cellos and bow. That is why we are especially pleased that a lot of helpers have again made themselves available for the 8th International Violin Making Competition. In addition to some active violin makers, the town of Mittenwald is supported by the local violin school and our violin museum. In the name of the Mittenwald and also personally we would like to wish all the participants, guests, visitors and friends of our town a lot of fun and success at the 8th International Making Competition for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows.

We would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors now already for their support in the implementation of this traditional large-scale event.

Your ‚8th International Violin Making Competition‘ team.

Special thanks go to our partners:

Karwendelbahn AG


Schloss Elmau


Hammerl GmbH