The Team

Our Workshop Team

We are a four-member team: the two master violin makers Andreas Hampel and Susanne Riebesehl, violin maker Johanna Muth, and Imke Blöchle as office assistant.

Andreas Hampel, Master Violin Maker and owner.

Diploma from Mittenwald Violin Making School, worked in South Germany, and attended masterclasses in Italy given by Jürgen von Stietencron.

Prizewinner at the Jacobus Stainer Competition in Freiburg

Focus: copies of old masterpieces, and sound adjustment.

Started the business in Hamburg in 1992; Andreas is a founding member of KlangGestalten, and a member of VSA and VDG.

Musical training: numerous years of violin lessons; currently active as a violinist in Eppendorf Symphony Orchestra and as a violist in a string quartet.

Susanne Riebesehl, Master Violin Maker.

Diploma from Mittenwald Violin Making School, worked in the workshops of Edith Dittrich in Bern and Andreas Post in Amsterdam.

Susanne attended bowmaking masterclasses given by Hans-Karl Schmidt, and string instrument restoration masterclasses led by Mark Robinson und John Dilworth.

Prizewinner at the Prague International Violin Making Competition in 2016.

Focus: New handcrafted string instruments; restoration of fine string instruments and bows.

Musical training: numerous years of violin lessons; currently active as principle of 2nd violins in Hamburg Haydn Orchestra, and as a string quartet member.

Johanna Muth, Violin Maker.


Johanna attended Mittenwald Violin Making School from Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2019, Diploma in Mittenwald 2019.

Focus: repair and setup.


Musical training: numerous years of cello lessons;

Imke Blöchle, office assistant.

Imke keeps all our papers and documents in order, makes phone calls and gets everything organized.






Bahrenfelder Str. 15

22765 Hamburg - Altona




business hours:


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.



Mitglied in: 

member of:


Verband Deutscher Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher e.V.

Violin Society

    of America