05.-21.09.2013 in Peking, China
At the second China International Violin Making and Bow Making Competition in Bejing Dörfler’s master bow maker Günther Spätling was the only German participant to win two of the much sought-after medals. In the newly established category of bow making, Dörfler won both gold in the cello and silver in the double bass bow categories. This global distinction was bestowed not just once, but twice, on our long-standing family business. At the China International Violin Making and Bow Making Competition (CIVMC) our master bow maker, Günther Spätling, won the gold medal in the cello bow making category and the silver medal in the double bass bow making category. Hundreds of bows were anonymously sent in from across the globe, and had to meet the high demands of a jury of internationally renowned specialists. The jurors included Bernard Millant (France), Yung Chin (USA), and Peter Oxley (England) – three of the world’s most outstanding experts in bow and violin making, appraisal, and science. In the first round, the experts evaluated the craftsmanship, material quality, and design of the individual bows. Both Dörfler’s cello and double bass bows proved particularly impressive in that phase, thereby making it into the final round. It was there that Günther Spätling’s master bows demonstrated their exceptional sound quality. Played by professional musicians and judged by the complete jury, Dörfler proved the only German bow maker to prevail. At the end of September, the winners of the biennial competition were finally announced. “It makes us very proud to have held our ground at an international competition in China as a German family business from a small place like Bubenreuth,” commented Managing Director Andreas Dörfler. “We may be called Dörfler [villagers – ed. note], but we are appreciated and recognized far beyond our village for our top-quality, fine-sounding master bows.”
For details about the CIVMC, its jury members, and winners, visit http://www.civmc.com.