Apprenticeship at the Welsh School of Violinmaking and Repair in Great Britain over 30 years ago. Thereafter restoration with Winfried Michael in Munich, Hieronymus Köstler in Stuttgart as well as 20 years as a workshop manager with Machold Rare Violins in Bremen, Zürich, and Vienna. Since 2005 self-employed in Vienna, fine sound adjustments, restoration, and dealing.
Gilles is part of our workshop since March 2014. With his friendly nature an his outstanding abilitites as a violin maker he is already an indispensable member of our team.
In the short time Nicholas has been with us he has already made himself indispensable. Amongst his many duties there are “the friendly voice” on the telephone, the general troubleshooter, the photographer and numerous others, which he performs with charm and competence.