30 Years of dedication to Antonio Stradivari
Since 1988 I have been working intensively with stringed instruments and, in particular, with the greatest of all violin makers: Antonio Stradivari.
Even since childhood, I have been fascinated by the violin, later by the viola, and it has been my good fortune to be born into a musical family.
When making music with my siblings and my father, Karl Thöne (composer and student of virtuoso violinist Tibor Varga in Detmold, Germany),
the string quartet played a very special role for me. Thirty years ago, after my viola studies, I went into business for myself;
together with my then-business partner, piano expert Ludger de Graaff, I began trading in stringed instruments and pianos.