Violin maker with 23 years of experience
Being one of Norway’s most prominent and acknowledged violinmakers, Jacob von der Lippe has been making instruments for musicians at home and abroad since 1998. Jacob’s instruments are coming out of the tradition of the Italian masters. He trained at the “Istituto Professionale Internazionale per l’Artigianato Liutario e del Legno ‘A. Stradivari’ “ in Cremona, Italy. Jacob von der Lippe’s instruments have a sound focusing upon warmth, projection and richness in overtones.
As the first and only Norwegian, he is a member of the worldwide organization Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers. In recent years, Jacob has taken out the essence of his entire experience and developed his own model for violin, viola and cello.
Jacob offer instrument cases from BAM France in the Nordic countries, and carries a large stock in the workshop in Oslo. Feel free to stop by to see the different models. The cases can also be purchased directly from the online store bamnorden.no .
Why choose a von der Lippe instrument?
high quality • follow-up • warm and projecting sound
I took a big step forward ten years ago when I stopped making copies, and designed my own personal model. I took out the essence of all the instruments I had built, and kept the best qualities. This I merged into my own model. Musicians tell me that my instruments have a special sound and that each instrument has its own personality. It is always exciting to present the instrument to the musician for the first time, and hear them play it! I really hope that the instruments I make will stay good over time, and that musicians in 200 years’ time will say:
Wow, this is very good, I want to play this instrument!
That’s the best thing that can happen.
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Sound is the true reason for making instruments. In this recording the focus is on sound itself. Can a characteristic of sound be heard among instruments created by the same log of spruce and the hands of one specific violin maker, even if played by different instrumentalists? How do vastly different venues highlight various aspects of the same instruments? And how about the development of one violin maker through a span of twenty years?
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I have extensive experience with musicians at all levels. Whether you are a music student, freelancer, orchestra musician or soloist, I understand and listen to your wishes. You can always borrow with instruments and bows on home loans up to two weeks, insurance is taken care of.