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Gideon Baumblatt & Mira Gruszow

Gideon Baumblatt & Mira Gruszow Luthier
Contact
German, English, French, Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 15205928181
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Meeting of two creative minds

  • • Gideon and Mira share a passion for detail
  • • Their work has been recognised with several awards
  • • They participate in exhibitions in Europe and North America

Partners in business and in life, Gideon Baumblatt and Mira Gruszow use their combined skills to create one-of-a-kind violins, violas and cellos. They both trained at the Scuola di Liuteria Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy. They opened their first workshop in Montreal, Canada before moving to Berlin, where they now reside. Mira was 14 when she went to see a violin maker with her broken cello. “I was seduced by the smell and the chaos of the workshop,” she remembers. “I thought that working for musicians must be a nourishing and rich occupation.” Gideon started to play the violin at a very young age. “I made my first violin out of toy blocks to convince my parents to let me play,” he says. “Later I wanted to work with my hands. I liked the mix of things that are involved in violin making: woodwork, interaction with music and musicians, acoustics, geometry, business and much more...”.”

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Works

  • © Gideon Baumblatt
  • © Gideon Baumblatt
  • © Jean Fitzgerald
Photo: © Gideon Baumblatt
Mirò cello

Mira and Gideon modelled this cello on another by Pietro Guarneri of Venice. The Guarneri is a family of distinguished luthiers from Cremona, Italy, active in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Mirò cello was awarded with silver medal at the VSA competition in the US and won the grand prize unanimously awarded by the jury and public at VioloncelleEnSeine in Paris.

Length 750 mm

Photo: © Gideon Baumblatt
Papadam violin

The Papadam violin is based on a model by Antonio Stradivari. The instrument was entirely crafted by hand in high density wood after preparatory drawings following the François Denis method.

Length 356 mm

Photo: © Jean Fitzgerald
Oshkosh violin

The Oshkosh violin is based on an original 18th century model by Michele Angelo Bergonzi. It was awarded with a double gold medal for sound & workmanship at the VSA competition 2018 in the US.

Length 356 mm

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