Angela Waltner Curriculum Vitae
Angela Waltner Curriculum Vitae
curriculum vitae
1970 Born in Oberstaufen in southern Germany
1992-95 Vocational training as a plucked instrument maker at the Luthier School in Mittenwald
1995-97 Self-employed instrument restorer, specialising in 19th century French guitars, e.g. Lacôte for Kuno Schaub, Switzerland
1997-2001 University degree in musical instrument making at the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, University of Applied Sciences, in Markneukirchen. Including participation in a study project on Richard Jacob 'Weißgerber'
Scholarship from the Cusanuswerk, the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany
1998, 1999 Teaching post at the Musiik Instrument Akademiet in Moss and Sarpsborg, Norway
2001 Completion of university degree with distinction
Master craftsman’s diploma from the Chemnitz Chamber of Trade
Nov-Dec 2001 Research assistant at the Institute for Musical Instrument Making (IfM) in Zwota
From 2002 Guitarmaking workshop with Heidi von Rüden in Berlin, Christburger Str. 28
2005 Artisan sponsorship award from the Berlin Chamber of Trade
Since 2006 Sole continuation of the workshop.

My work is founded in the centuries-old tradition of European lutherie and I am aware of the meaning of preserving this heritage, this common cultural frame. With this background, I intend to create instruments in a very contemporary style concerning design and sound. I see myself in the wide span from the seedling in the wood to the musical performance of the metropole. My guitars are individually built instruments and are developed in close partnership with musicians. The materials that I use are of high quality, carefully selected and from responsible sources. I support the idea of sustainability in the production, in the relations to the customers and colleagues to the full and with all my heart. I believe in the healing forces of music.