Master Edgar Russ

Edgar-RussEdgar Russ, born in Austria, takes his degree at the “International Violinmaking School A. Stradivari” in Cremona in 1989. Before opening his own workshop in Via Plasio in 1991, he completes his Professional training and deepens his researches in acoustics in the USA where he gets in touch with new methods of violinmaking. Afterwards he elaborates his studies concerning oil varnish composition.

In 2004, he opens a new workshop in Via Mauro Macchi 2a in Cremona.

Care and precision have always been the fundamental instruments to satisfy the highest standards required for musical instruments construction. Great attention to set up and fitting are the elements, which make his craftsmanship distinguished. His instruments have antique looking and great sounding potential and are played by worldwide known musicians, teachers and students of important orchestras and chamber groups.

Edgar Russ participates to several editions of the “International Competition for Strings Instruments”: in 1988 with a violin, in 1991 with a cello, in 2003 with a doublebass that takes an honorable mention, and in 2009 with a violin and a cello.

Edgar Russ is member of Associazione Liutai Italiani, Consorzio Liutai A. Stradivari, the Violin Society of America and Contrabbassi Cremonesi.

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