In David Zink‘s workshop, all intruments are made to the highest standards of accuracy and care. Special regard is given to the selection of the materials, paying particular attention to the visual as well as the physical characteristics of the wood . All materials are well matured and are individually worked on.
The old Italian instruments are the models most of the time, but David designs his own models as well, including bespoke design for individual customers. Besides the remarkable workmanship, the highest attention is given to the visual side of the violin making, leaving the musician with a work of art.
The ambition of every instrument maker is to give the musicians their „tool“ with which they can develop their individual style and create the best musical sound.
Besides building new instruments, David does a lot of sound adjustments, repairs and restoration of all stringed intruments. Here he uses the latest techniques and methods. Additionally he attaches importance to an intense contact with the customer/musician. Every intrument will be discussed in detail and have its own restoration plan.
The highest priority is given to facilitating a great sound, as well as the preservation of the original instrument.
David Zink learned violin making at Kolja J.Lochmann in Freiburg i.Br. /Germany. After his apprenticeship he studied for BA at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, „departement musical instrument making, Markneukirchen.“
He completed his studies with a Bachelor of Art, and was awarded the prize for the „best instument of the year“. Additionally he completed Master School with a master craftsman diploma.
During his studies he worked regulary with Kolja J. Lochmann.
Furthermore he attended several courses and tutorials with well repected restorers like Jean Jaques Fasnacht. Above all he worked in different workshops, e.g. Michael Stürzenhofecker (Cully/Switzerland), until he became self-employed in Freiburg i.Br. in 2015.