Exhibition 2023

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to this year’s Klanggestalten Exhibition in Dussmann Hall, Musikgymnasium Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Rheinsberger Straße 4-5, 10115 Berlin
from the 13th to the 15th of October 2023.

Some of Europe’s best violin and bow makers will present their new violins, violas, cellos and double basses along with their bows.

All instruments and bows may be extensively tried out in separate rooms. Purchase or extended trial of instruments can be arranged after consultation with the relevant makers.

Public sound checks of selected exhibited instruments and bows will take place.

All of the violin and bow makers exhibiting this year in Berlin look forward to your visit. Please use this exceptional opportunity to try out fantastic, newly built instruments and bows as well as to meet their makers.


Exhibition Program


Friday, 13th October 2023

14:00 - 21:00  Exhibition
17:00 Sound Check Cello
Public testing of the cellos and bows with
 Prof. Jens-Peter Maintz / UdK Berlin
20.00 Concert Evening
The Mandelring Quartet play on newly built
instruments and bows
  Concert program:
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet op. 74 No. 3
Leoš Janáček, String Quartet No. 1
“Kreutzer Sonata“
Antonín Dvořák, String Quartett No. 12 op. 96

Saturday, 14th October 2023

11:00 - 22:00 Exhibition
12:00 Sound Check Double Bass
Public playing of the double basses and bows
with Piotr Zimnik - Berliner Philharmoniker
16:00 Sound Check Viola
Public testing of the violas and bows
with Prof. Tomoko Akasaka - HfM Münster

Sunday, 15th October 2023

11:00 - 19:00 Exhibition
14:00 Sound Check Violin
Public testing of the violins and bows
with Marlene Ito - Berliner Pilharmoniker