Ute Brinkmann, Geigenbaumeister

Ute Brinkmann takes violins apart and puts them back together.

Musicians do not really own their valuable instruments, they are merely caretakers. As a European-trained violin maker (certified as a master of the German Guild) Ute takes great delight in repairing old violins, violas and cellos. She often gives wooden boxes a second lease on life – and players unending hours of pleasure.