Daniel Schmidt (Germany)
Master bow-maker Daniel Schmidt was born in Klingenthal, Germany, and studied for eight years with his father, C. Hans-Karl Schmidt, in Dresden, continuing a 200-year-old family tradition of violin- and bow-making. He is the winner of two gold medals (1989) in the international competition in Mittlenwald. He worked with Master Violin-maker Amnon Weinstein in Tel Aviv during 1992-93 and since then has taken part in Keshet Eilon each summer as co-director of the violin and bow-making atelier. He is a member of Entente International des Maitre Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art and of the Association of Violin and Bow-makers of Germany.