Adam runs our recently opened West Coast shop, offering the company’s trademark high levels of restoration, sound adjustment and instrument sales.
After finishing his A-Levels with a focus on Mathematics and Chemistry in his hometown of Krefeld in 2008, Adam started his journey in the field of lutherie by attending the violin making school in Mittenwald, from 2009-2012. While he adored the craft of making - fulfilling his dream of making his own viola - Adam discovered his passion for restoration after attending a restoration course lead by the renowned firm, Hans Weisshaar, during his time in Mittenwald.
This new calling brought Adam to Los Angeles in the fall of 2012 to start his career as a journeyman at Hans Weisshaar. He studied restoration techniques under the guidance of Genichi Sato, who also helped him cultivate efficiency in all things related to set up.
In 2014, Adam joined the team at Florian Leonhard in London, where he got the opportunity to further his skills in restoration under the guidance of Florian himself and his workshop manager, Ji-Yong Lee. The years progressed, as did his skills and significance of projects, and Adam eventually began working on instruments made by the finest Italian masters.
With his forte being sound adjustments and conducting business-related travels, Adam has helped strategise our US operations, in part by setting up the workshop in the NYC branch. Further opportunity has brought him out to the west coast, where he opened a branch as managing director.
Besides his love for nature and travel, Adam has fond memories of playing in his school quartet and later at the Fulham Symphony Orchestra in London. All the while, Adam’s priorities lie in animal rights and integrating these values into his professional work. Restoration of course is still his passion, and Adam makes efforts to replace obsolete techniques involving animal products with cruelty-free alternatives, merging tradition with innovation.