The Katrien Vandermeersch Studio for Violinmaking specializes in completely hand-made baroque string instruments – the bas de violon, the violoncello (4- and 5-string), the tenorviola and the viola. The tenoralto has also been the subject of some projects. The alto and the violin can be built upon request.
Inspiration for the construction of these strings comes not only from ancient Italian masters and Flemish violin makers from the 17th and 18th century, but also from modern musicians. The interaction between builder and musician greatly influences the model chosen, taking into account the the needs of the player and specific demands for the instrument. Because the studio is a small enterprise, the quality is high and customers are guaranteed a personal and individualized approach. We can also provide repair and restoration services.
The Studio for Violinmaking
Amalia van Solmsstraat 19
2300 Turnhout, Antwerp