Wolfram Neureither graduated in the Newark School of Violin Making in 1993. Soon after, he moved to Montpellier to work in Frédéric Chaudière’s store before opening his own business in 2000.
In his special workshop, dated from early 13th century, Neureither manufactures exclusively instruments that are currently used in Europe, America and Asia.
Neureither has a special predilection for violas
Almost a third of the instruments he creates are violas. Violins and cellos represent the remaining two thirds.
What Neureither likes specifically about the viola is the freedom and the possibilities of variation. From time to time, he uses simple wood pieces that he takes directly from the woods achieving notable results.
Wolfram Neureither’s inspiration
His violins, violas and cellos are inspired by the great Classical Cremonese School of the Amati, Guarneri and Stradivarius families, where aesthetic excellence seemed to be a very natural subproduct of everyday production.
As an amateur violinist, Neureither values the quality of sound very much, it is actually of a crucial importance to him.
Organizer and winner of international competitions
Together with his comrades Yann Poulaint, Frédéric Chaudière and Nicolas Gilles, Neureither organized the International Music Academy of Montpellier (AIMM); the Stradivari Exhibition in 2008, which gathered eighteen instruments of the master from around the world in the Musée Fabre in Montpellier; and the Violin Maker’s Festival, in 2001.
In 2012, in the International Violin Making Competition for antique instruments held in Pisogne (Italia), his viola was awarded the third prize and the special prize for best sound.