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Hendrik Zick is an officially qualified master violin maker and the expert in Eindhoven and its surroundings (the Netherlands). For more information please visit the contact page.
Hendrik Joannes Zick, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1950, was raised in a musical family. He learned to play the violin at an early age. His mother, who was violinist too, inspired him to become a violin maker. Therefore, she introduced him to Max Möller, who was a famous violin maker from Amsterdam and had provided services to her and her mother for many years.
Once he became interested in this profession he started his career as a violin maker at the well-known international violin making academy “die Staatliche Berufsfach- und Fachschule für Geigenbau” in Mittenwald, Germany, in 1975. After his graduation and working experience under the supervision of the well-known master violin makers Otto Laudi in Regensburg and Hubert Schnorr in Hamburg in Germany, he founded his own workshop place and business in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1980. Since then he has been working as a master violin maker for more than 30 years now.
With his wife Dorotka (sociologist) who supports him in organising and doing administrative work, Zick always does his best to help his clients. His clients are very diverse: from young to old, from near to far, from beginners to professionals. His own master instruments are played by many recognised musicians from the Netherlands and other countries in Europe and even from the USA, Canada and some countries in Asia.
Nowadays, he is the expert in Eindhoven and its surroundings concerning violins, violas, violoncellos, double basses and accessories. For every person a suitable and high quality instrument can be found or otherwise created. Besides buying an instrument his clients also have the possibility to rent. In addition, he repairs and restores instruments perfectly well and performs instrument valuations too. No matter how difficult the case is Zick always uses his expertise and succeeds at solving every problem.