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
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!”
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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