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Rudolf Walter & Co

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Rudolf Walter began his career building woodwind instruments with Kohlert & Co where he worked from 1973 - 1983. After leaving the company, he became an independent builder and for the next few years studied formally to improve his skills and become a master in building bassoons. He won the German Musicians Prize in 1994, 2002, and 2010 in recognition of his high-quality, handmade, professional-level bassoons which are now being sold to symphony musicians world-wide. Walter works with his assistant, Daniela Schweyher, at Rudolf Walter & Co in Pleidelsheim, Germany and they offer two professional, solo bassoon models.