Over 40 years I served my appreciated customers with the construction and the restoration of historic instruments. With my retirement I will retreat from harp making and restoring giving my knowledge in younger hands:
The Italian harp maker Dario Pontiggia from Milan will make the replica of the Louis XVI-pedalharp after my model. With the end of 2016 D. Pontiggia has already finished two Louis XVI-harps - with highest quality as all of his works.
Replicas of my gothic harp and my small harp with levers will be made by Peter Demmerle in Schaffhausen, who has already experience from his own models.
The restoring of early pedal harps will be taken over by two Swiss harp makers: Peter Demmerle in Schaffhausen and Christoph Mani in Guggisberg, Bern. I will stay them aside as a mentor.
I would like to thank most sincerely to all my previous customers for their confidence.
For more than 40 years I have been involved in applied arts. Now I like to leave the application aside and increasingly turn to the Fine Arts.
On one hand, I am pleased to have time for photography, for which I had a passion before. It fits well that I walk or cycle 2 to 3 times a week.
On the other hand, I can bring forth to many deferred ideas that I will realize as sculptural works.
I will give away the last samples of my documentary DVD about making the Louis XVI-harp for a cheap price.
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