Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-915
Maker: Michael Fischer
Description: Michael Fischer was born and raised in the South of Germany. At the age of 18 Michael decided to learn the art of violin-making, which offered him a fulfilling mixture of craft, visual arts, and music.
He attended the Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Germany; and after graduating, continued on to London to make viola-da-gambas and baroque instruments for Dietrich Kessler at Withers. While in London he also worked for the internationally renowned Charles Beare, performing complex restorations and studying the many fine, old instruments in the Beare’s shop.
In the early 1980s Fischer moved to Los Angeles to work at Hans Weisshaar’s shop. In 1984 he opened his own shop with a concentration on restoring instruments.
This viola is based on a Gio: Paolo Maggini model and has been professionally owned by the renowned violist, Geraldine Walther. A lovely, dark and colorful tone. Back Length: 41.3 cm. (16 1/4”) String Length: 35.7 cm. (14”)
Terms: This viola is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this viola, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.