Biographies

Philipp Augustin

Philipp Augustin was very young when he discovered his love for the violin. He began to play the violin at the age of four, and enjoyed his first taste of success at the German music competition for children and youth, Jugend Musiziert. He built his first violin in his father’s workshop at the age of eight. Several years later, he attended the violin-making school in Mittenwald and continued his apprenticeship under Peter Westermann in Zurich. In addition to restoring grand masters’ instruments he was introduced to the world of sound enhancement and a particular way of making new instruments.

 

When his father, Andreas, decided to spend some time working for an aid project in Kyrgyzstan, Philipp returned to the family business in spring 2011. Before Andreas’ departure, they spent a year working together closely, an intensive and fruitful experience for both of them. Today, Philipp Augustin runs the workshop in Staufen im Breisgau. Over the last few years he has specialised in building new instruments, and he enjoys working in close contact with musicians and friends.

Andreas Augustin studied at the violin-making school in Mittenwald from 1975 to 1985. He spent many years gathering experience in renowned workshops under Vladimir Pilar/Hradec Kralové, Helmut Müller/Leonberg and Francesco Bisolotti/Cremona, before winning the gold medal at the world-renowned Triennale Internazionale Cremona violin-making competition, where he was the youngest participant, in 1979. In 1985, he passed the Master Craftsman Examination in Stuttgart and founded his workshop in Staufen im Breisgau. Andreas Augustin has been living in Kyrgyzstan since 2012, working with an international aid project.

Andreas Augustin

In collaboration with the international aid organisation CDI, Andreas Augustin is working to set up an education centre in a village close to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, where he helps young people develop their job prospects. The teaching programme aims to establish independent family businesses. In addition to artisanal woodworking, teenagers are equipped with the necessary skills to find sustainable solutions to ecological issues. They also receive an education in technical drawing, mathematics and English and learn basic computer skills.

 

More information:

www.cdintl.org

Contact:

andreas.c.augustin@gmail.com

 

You are welcome to support the project with a donation.

Christliche Dienste e.V.

Holzwerkstatt Kirgisistan

IBAN: DE 5268 0523 2800 0955 8073

BIC: Solades1STF

The project in Kyrgyzstan

© Philipp Augustin

Philipp Augustin

Philipp Augustin was very young when he discovered his love for the violin. He began to play the violin at the age of four, and enjoyed his first taste of success at the German music competition for children and youth, Jugend Musiziert. He built his first violin in his father’s workshop at the age of eight. Several years later, he attended the violin-making school in Mittenwald and continued his apprenticeship under Peter Westermann in Zurich. In addition to restoring grand masters’ instruments he was introduced to the world of sound enhancement and a particular way of making new instruments.

 

When his father, Andreas, decided to spend some time working for an aid project in Kyrgyzstan, Philipp returned to the family business in spring 2011. Before Andreas’ departure, they spent a year working together closely, an intensive and fruitful experience for both of them. Today, Philipp Augustin runs the workshop in Staufen im Breisgau. Over the last few years he has specialised in building new instruments, and he enjoys working in close contact with musicians and friends.

Andreas Augustin

Andreas Augustin studied at the violin-making school in Mittenwald from 1975 to 1985. He spent many years gathering experience in renowned workshops under Vladimir Pilar/Hradec Kralové, Helmut Müller/Leonberg and Francesco Bisolotti/Cremona, before winning the gold medal at the world-renowned Triennale Internazionale Cremona violin-making competition, where he was the youngest participant, in 1979. In 1985, he passed the Master Craftsman Examination in Stuttgart and founded his workshop in Staufen im Breisgau. Andreas Augustin has been living in Kyrgyzstan since 2012, working with an international aid project.

The project in Kyrgyzstan
In collaboration with the international aid organisation CDI, Andreas Augustin is working to set up an education centre in a village close to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, where he helps young people develop their job prospects. The teaching programme aims to establish independent family businesses. In addition to artisanal woodworking, teenagers are equipped with the necessary skills to find sustainable solutions to ecological issues. They also receive an education in technical drawing, mathematics and English and learn basic computer skills.

 

More information:

www.cdintl.org

Contact:

andreas.c.augustin@gmail.com

 

You are welcome to support the project with a donation.

Christliche Dienste e.V.

Holzwerkstatt Kirgisistan

IBAN: DE 5268 0523 2800 0955 8073

BIC: Solades1STF

© Philipp Augustin