On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the violin maker Peter Erben, well-known musicians played a unique concert on their Erben instruments. This video shows Peter Erben at work and excerpts from the concert.
At the piano: Cornelia Glassl (Munich Conservatory) Anton Carus (age 11) is playing a 3/4 violin by Peter Erben.
Interview mit Peter Wagner vom 28.01.2019
The workshop presents itself...
Does a musical instrument have a soul? Is there a perfect sound? The violist Tabea Zimmermann and violin maker Peter Erben investigated these questions.
Did you know that making violins is very difficult? They consist of over 70 individual pieces! A master violin maker needs around four weeks to complete an instrument. This is thus reserved for real experts.
Following two months of work, violin maker Peter Erben completed a cello made from old wood from Munich Cathedral. A few coats of varnish are naturally still needed, but it can now be played.
For 500 years, it served as a roof beam in Munich’s Frauenkirche, for 50 years it was in storage in the uplands region, and now it is being used to create a cello. The Munich-based violin maker Peter Erben is producing an instrument worth 28,000 euros for a chassis engineer.
This workshop is very special: between knocking, sanding and filing, the sweet sounds of a violin flow through the air, a cello is being tuned, a viola is being tried out: the workshop of violin maker Peter Erben has a long tradition in Munich.
ViolistAntonio Stradivari violin, "Ex-Busch", 1716Has his bows and violins repaired with us
Violinist and good friend Antonio Stradivari violin, “Ex-Brüstlein”, 1707 on loan from the Austrian National Bank
Cellist, student of Rostropowitsch and author of his own etude textbook
Conductor Ms Büsel, Some of the young musicians play instruments from Peter Erben.
Violinist and violin teacher Plays a Stradivari “The Brodsky” from 1702
late bassist (1920 - 2003) Author of a contrabass textbook published by Doblinger-Verlag, during his lifetime a customer of Peter Erben
conductor, violinist and violin professor, and long-standing customer
Violist and viola professor
Violist, BratschenprofessorViola from Peter Erben
violinist, violist and professor Viola from Peter Erben
Sonja Korkeala violin, Gerhard Urban violin, Martin Wandel viola, Clemens Weigel violoncello Clemens Weigel (friend and cellist) plays, among other things, a cello from Peter Erben. Concert series in the Max-Joseph-Saal in Munich
violinist and founder “Musiktage Starnberg”
Professor, German School of Music Weimar, Kangnam University, South KoreaViolinist and composerViolin from Peter Erben
ViolistViolin from J.B. Guadagnini, Parma, 1765Scholarship holder of the Anne-Sophie-Mutter-Stiftung
Interview dated 18/03/2011 "Musik in Dresden"
Interview "MK Online" dated 22/02/2014