Instrument makers, instrument enthusiasts in the middle of Plainpalais

Kaspar Maurer

From a very young age his life was steeped in music and he began learning the violin. He entered the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in the class of Monsieur Corrado Romano and obtained a certificate of professional ability.

In the same period, his vocation as an instrument maker became clear and he left to attend the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, USA.

Having obtained his diploma as an instrument maker, he improved his skill in restoration at a great workshop in Germany with Roger Hargrave, where he had access to the mostprestigious instruments. 

In 1986, he set up his business in Geneva and found his customers among a large range of musicians by offering them immaculate work. 

As a viola player, he belongs to various musical groups and finds this an ideal accompaniment to his work.

Hélène Monziès

After obtaining her diploma at the Violin Making School in de Brienz in Switzerland, she worked in the workshop of Monsieur Planchat in Clermont-Ferrand for two years.

In 2006, she joined the workshop of Kaspar Maurer. She carries out repairs, maintenance, restoration and instrument tuning and is also involved with helping clients. 

Mother of two young children, she works part-time.

Christine Regard

Professional violinist who gained her diploma from the Conservatoire de Lausanne, she is passionate about everything she touches in the world of music.

Member of the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, she also performs at concerts and events with various chamber music groups.

She also plays in a Russian and gypsy music group, with several Celtic music groups and occasionally takes part in concerts and recordings of songs and popular music.

Parallel to her activities as a musician, she has been working as secretary in the workshop of Kaspar Maurer since 1992. She appreciates the diversity of her tasks, the contact with clients and the family atmosphere of the small team. 

She also teaches violin and music theory.