David Leonard Wiedmer

After completing a Swiss diploma in cabinet making, David decided to study instrument making in France at the National School of Lutherie in Mirecourt.

After graduating with honours, he found work with Emmanuel Gradoux Matt in New York where he was in contact with some of the great Cremonese instruments.

He continued his career in high quality restoration, spending two years in London working for Florian Leonhard. He then moved to Lyon to work with Alexandre Snitkovsky.

Awards in international competitions :
  • “Sacconi” Medal, Triennale Di Cremona 2015. (Violin)
  • Making Price, Viola’s 2016. (Viola)
  • Sonority price, Viola’s 2016. (Viola)
  • “Coup de coeur” of Honorata Stalwierska, Patrick Robin and Dominique Richard, Viola’s 2016.
  • Silver Medal, International violin making competition SANTA CECILIA Rome 2016. (violin with antiquing).
  • “Coup de coeur” of Raphael Perraud at VioloncellenSeine 2016. (Cello)
David Leonard