- Our clients

List of customers

Our new, handcrafted instruments are being played by professionals as well as demanding amateurs; some have also been purchased by public foundations. Our customers include:


Prof. Hirofumi Fukai (Va), Hamburg

Stefan Schmidt (Vi), Hamburger Philharmoniker

Roswitha Killian (Va), Nathan Quartett

Tuomas Roos (Vc), Helsinki

Gabriele Steinfeld (Vi), Hamburg

Levon Margaryan (Vi), Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Shini Tachibana (Va), Nagoya, Japan

Julia Kraft (Vi), DSO Berlin

Prof. Hartmut Lindemann (Va), HfM Münster,

Christos Pashalidis (Va), Malmö Opera Orkester,

Floortje Beljon (Vi), Nescio Ensemble

Elena Rindler (Vi), DSO Berlin,

Johannes Weeth (Va), Gürzenich Orchester Köln,

Gabriele Winter (Vi), Ensemble Furioso Linz

Anthea Thoma (Va), Trossingen

Hui-Tzu Lee (Vi), Hamburger Symphoniker

Walter Mengler, Solocellist, Aachen

Friederike Bruhn (Va), Kiel,

Jürgen Herbst (Va), Hildesheim

Pei-Chung Ho (Vi), Taiwan

Katharina Peters (Va), Bonn

Norbert Heidgen (Va), Wennigsen

Arne Westerhaus (Vi), Stade


International Louis Spohr Foundation, Kassel

Haspa Musik Stiftung, Hamburg

Our clients

Testimonials from our customers

Prof. Hartmut Lindemann, Cologne:

“As soon as I held my new Hampel viola in my hands, I started using it for all my concerts and recordings, including a very important jury member recital at the Tertis Competition in the year 2000. The instrument’s sound is immediately enthralling; it has a wide range of sonorities and an incredible ease of response. The varnish has a tasteful antique look, thus making this viola not only a delight for the ears, but also for the eyes.”

Gabriele Steinfeld, Hamburg:

“Today I am playing a Brahms programme in the Dresden Festival Orchestra on gut strings on my gorgeous Riebesehl violin: it sounds beautiful! And the response on this instrument is smooth as butter.”

Prof. Stephan Picard, Berlin:

"Klasse. Eine sehr schöne Geige."

Tuomas Roos, Helsinki:

"To have an instrument with a seemingly limitless range of sound colours and such responsiveness that it feels as if it followed my every thought and whim, is a true privilege. When on top of this my Riebesehl cello is simply beautiful to look at, what more could I ask for?"

Gabriel Bala, Solobratscher Düsseldorf:

"Sehr schöne Arbeit, gratuliere."

Gabriele Winter, Linz:

“To begin with, I congratulate you, Ms Riebesehl, for having built such a beautiful violin. I have already received a number of quite positive reactions, even from violinists who are thoroughly critical. Each day I am so glad to take up this violin and start playing it!”


Stefan Schmidt, Hamburger Philharmonics:

“Andreas’s copy is like the younger brother of my old Amsterdam violin!”






Bahrenfelder Str. 15

22765 Hamburg - Altona




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wegen des Corona-Virus ist das Ladengeschäft geschlossen.

Unsere Werkstatt bleibt weiterhin für Reparaturen und Service in Betrieb, für einen Werkstatttermin verabreden Sie sich bitte telefonisch mit uns.

Due to CORONA, the retail shop is closed, but the workshop continues working, appointments can be fixed by phone.



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Verband Deutscher Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher e.V.

Violin Society

    of America