Your violins, violas and cellos are in the best of hands with us. We will repair your instrument and bow, optimise their sound adjustment and evaluate them for insurance reasons. Another of our specialities is the restoration of rare high-value instuments. In addition, we offer a large selection of string instruments and bows for sale.
Daniel Kogge was born in Berlin. After his training in England, he gained valuable experience in important workshops in Switzerland, France and Germany. After his Meisterprüfung in violin making, he founded the “Atelier für Geigenbau und Restaurierung” with Yves in 1997.
Daniel’s work focuses on the restoration and sound adjustment of old and high-quality instruments. Daniel is a member of both the Association of German Violinmakers (VDG) and the Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art, of which he is currently president.
Yves Gateau grew up in Albertville (France). After his training in Great Britain and years in various workshops in Germany, he founded the “Atelier für Geigenbau und Restaurierung” in Berlin with Daniel in 1997. Always alert to new restoration techniques, Yves is internationally networked with violin making colleagues.
He regularly attends trade fairs and auctions. Yves has been a member of the Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art since 2007.
Barbara Gateau comes from Gelsenkirchen in Germany. She studied violin making at the “Welsh School of Musical Instrument Making” in Wales (GB).
She passed her Meisterprüfung in Hamburg in the summer of 1997. Barbara’s work has focused on bow repairs and rehairing for over 25 years. She is a member of both the Association of German Violinmakers and the Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art.
Almuth McWilliams learned violin making in Mittenwald and Berlin and has been on the team as a dedicated restorer for almost 20 years. She shares her skills and expertise as a tutor at West Dean College, England, among other places.
Martin Opstrup joined us after his training at the violin making school in Brienz/Switzerland and has accompanied us for many years with great commitment.
Antonia Caraballo also learned at the violin making school in Brienz as well as in her father’s workshop and is a dedicated member of our team.
The ideal balance between musician, instrument and bow is very important. We will advise you and actively help you find the instrument that suits you best. We offer a large variety of instruments for amateurs, professionals and collectors, ranging from fine old stringed instruments of different provenance to student instruments. We are also happy to provide certificates of value.
I M P R I N T
Kogge & Gateau
Atelier für Geigenbau und Restaurierung GmbH & Co KG
Telefon: +49 30 3150 5235
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Register-Nr: HRA 36092 B
Gericht: Berlin Charlottenburg