Olga Adelman

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ADELMANN, Olga Born 1913, d.2000, Worked Berlin Germany. Pupil of Otto Möckel 1934-1937. Subsequently worked for C. Jung and G. Ullmann. Expert restorer. Received the highest award of the violin makers guild in 1945 for her contributions to the craft. Worked with guitar maker R. Rossmeisl in Berlin 1950-1953. Appointed restorer at the Musical Instrument Museum, Berlin from 1955. Translated Sacconi The ‘Secrets’ of Stradivari into German. Retired from 1980 but remained active as a maker. Author of Die Alemannische Schule (Berlin, 1997).

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