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Marcus Klimke

Marcus Klimke was born in 1968 in Weimar, Germany. He joined the Mittenwald Shool of Violin Making where he graduated in 1992. He worked in Michael Becker’s studio in Chicago until 1995 and then joined the workshop of Patrick Robin and Andrea Frandsen in Angers. He assisted them and perfected his skills as a maker until establishing his own shop in Angers in 2001.Marcus Klimke has received many distinctions for his instruments in International Competitions: A Gold medal for a viola in the Cremona Triennale in 2000. A Gold medal for a viola in the Violin Society of America Competition in 2000. A Silver Medal for a violin at the Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznan in 2011.