Wolfgang Stegmüller

Born in Munich, 1944

Completed high school, then studied Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Linguistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Since he was 27 years of age, has worked as a freelance management consultant and manager-owned enterprise in the construction industry.

Learned to play the cello at 6 years of age, teachers have included Gerhard Hall, Prof. Gemeinhardt and Prof. Peter Buck (cellist of the Melos Quartet).


Since 1978, self-study of classical Italian violinmaking and wood-coating technologies of this time, and making of violins, violas and cellos in the classical model of the interior shape. Instruction and control by masters in Munich, and Cremona Maestro Etienne Vatelot in Paris.

By 2003 a total of circa 70 instruments were produced, of which many are owned by collectors. Some instruments, mainly cellos were purchased by soloists of this discipline and are played regularly. Some are documented in CD recordings and radio recordings of concerts.

In the year 2004, after being commissioned for a string quartet by Ursula Hugendubel, Wolfgang Stegmüller was inspired to development modern string instruments. He then invented these instruments, designed them and patented them. The patent was issued under the generic term "String Instrument" in 2005.

The prototypes of the conical string instruments, violin, viola and cello, were donated by the Foundation Ursula Hugendubel to the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich. Since then, they have been made available to highly talented young musicians including the classes of Prof. Ana Chumachenko (violin), Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig (viola) and Prof. Wen Sinn Yang (cello).

Since their development, the conical string instruments have been played by renowned musicians and internationally renowned soloists and in public concerts and have received great acclaim.



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