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Leitzinger

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Stephan comes from a family with a tradition of making musical instruments. His passion for the creation of woodwind instruments began as a child, when he started working with his father in the workshop and in 1989 he opened a workshop for building woodwind instruments.

Stephan learned how to build bassoons with the Heckel Company in Wiesbaden. After several years with Heckel, he went on to work with other renowned musical instrument manufacturers in Germany and France where he gained further valuable experience in the art and science of woodwind manufacture and repair. Leitzinger has gained international attention for his high-quality, handmade clarinets, bassoons and bassoon bocals. His company, Leitzinger, is located in Hosbach, Germany.