Rüdiger Pfau
Rüdiger PfauMaster Bow Maker
in Nagold from 7. - 14. August 2023

Special Offer

From 7th to 14th August 2023 bow maker Rüdiger Pfau will accompany the 34th Sommermusik im Oberen Nagoldtal a will talk about „baroque bow, classical bow, modern bow – an Evolution?“ Short Introduction to bow history from 1650 to the present day.
Presentation of the different types of bows - materials and construction -.Playing demonstration by musicians and subsequent bow testing by the course participants.
In addition, he will give advice and offer the possibility to have bow rehairing at a special course price or to carry out small repairs.

Rüdiger Pfau (www.pfaubows.de)

I am passionate about making bows in modern, classical and baroque styles. A gradual understanding of the development of the bow brings new perspectives to my work day by day. I consider that neither classical nor baroque bows evolved into the modern bow in any transitional way. Each type of bow meets the necessary requirements in sound and playing qualities for the music of its specific period. This realization enables me to respond to the specific wishes of musicians.

Frequent contact with all kinds of musicians is of vital importance in my work. I'm very pleased when I'm able to turn personal wishes into high quality handcrafted bows, especially when they give musicians new ideas about playing or even bring new facility, opportunity and pleasure to their playing.

  • 1987-89           Bow making apprenticeship in Markneukirchen
  • 1994                 diploma examination and master craftsman's diploma
  • 1995-96           journeyman`s years in Potsdam, Malmö and Brüssel
  • 1996                 first independent workshop in Markneukirchen
  • since 1998      workshop together with violin maker Haiko Seifert in Plauen


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