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about

Hans Pluhar’s Violin Making Workshop is located in the vicinity of the Mozarteum Salzburg. In an atmosphere where Art meets Science, he creates masterpieces that have helped musicians win competitions and concertmaster positions. Pluhar Violins regularly appear in the world’s great Music Halls.

  • Fotocredit: B. GINDL

This Image Video grants some insights into Hans Pluhar´s working techniques.
It underlines the importance of customer relations
and sheds some light on perfectionism.

testimonials

HANDCRAFTED SOUND

Sound lies at the heart of my work. Sound is intimate, complex and personal.

It is the musician who brings it to life.

I am thankful for all their wonderful performances and recordings.

Please enjoy these gems of recordings on Pluhar Violins.

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when art meets science

Intuition and Patience are desirable and essential
qualities in my philosophy as a Violin Maker.

intuition

Intuition has to lead knowledge but it cannot be out there on its own.

Bill Evans on NPR´s “Piano Jazz”

With a background as a musician Hans Pluhar relies on his intuition to understand how a good violin should feel when being played and makes choices in the construction process accordingly. Using technology to analyse wood density, bending stiffnesses and mode frequencies, and recording all relevant data on weights, archings, thickness patterns and models helps to achieve repeatability in tonal results.

the art of patience

Practising patience has become my motto.

Honing my craft, understanding musicians and excelling in business requires time.

Building on strengths and embracing challenges is part of this personal process.

Possessing patience is a powerful tool and enables quality through calmness.

custom made violins
by pluhar

Hans Pluhar’s violins and violas are primarily based on Italian models from the golden age of Violin Making in Cremona.

Being hand-crafted, each instrument is totally unique and bears the maker’s personal fingerprint both in appearance and tonal quality.

At the completion of an order, an instrument with pristine varnish and a well-balanced, powerful sound is presented to the customer. During the initial stages of playing it, the new owner has the unique opportunity to shape its tonal qualities as it matures, giving it a personal character and adding individual colors to its palette.

Please contact Hans Pluhar for information on available instruments and the terms for commissioning new instruments.
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partnerships

Thomastik Infeld

Hans Pluhar´s choice of strings are by Thomastik Infeld. Every owner of a Pluhar instrument is warmly invited to personally visit the head designer of  Thomastik Infeld Strings in Vienna to find the perfect blend of strings suiting the players taste and matching the individual instrument.

Mozarteum Salzburg

Pluhar Violins is proud to have been commissioned to make new concert violins for the University Mozarteum Salzburg. Talented students have the opportunity to play them on loan. Pluhar Violins have been helping these students win several music competitions and auditions.

Instrument Insurance

Since 2000 Hans Pluhar has been relying on musical instrument insurance provided by Lark Music. Lark Music’s services are highly recommended by Pluhar Violins.

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Jazz and The City

As a Violin Maker and violinist Hans Pluhar is firmly rooted in Classical Music.
His passion however is for Jazz.
Pluhar Violins is happy to host concerts in the workshop as part of the Jazz and The City Festival.

at your service

Sound Adjustment

Bow Rehairs

Instrument Insurance

Instrument Service

Instrument Expertise and Valuations

String Sales and Accessories

nice to
meet you

Hans Pluhar

Violin Maker

Lasserstrasse 6
5020 Salzburg
Austria

By appointment