Joseph Kantuscher


Violin maker
(1923 – 2015)

Born in 1923 in the small Slovenian town of Okraj Ljutomer, Joseph Kantuscher enrolled at the Violin Making School in Mittenwald in December 1941.

He worked for the Reiter Violin Shop for a decade, before opening his own shop in 1955. In 1957 he won first prize at a prestigious competition in Liège with a string quartet of instruments.

Kantuscher predominantly made instruments ...Read More for professional musicians, working only on commission. Waiting lists were long. His oeuvre comprises 846 instruments, which he started numbering when he became independent in 1955. He finished his last instrument, a viola with the opus number 695, in 2013, at the age of 90. Read Less


Price History

- The auction record for this maker is $21,647 in Oct 2023, for a cello.
- 6 auction price results.

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Instruments

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Viola - 1973
Mittenwald

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Cello - 1979
Mittenwald

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Cello - 1996
Mittenwald

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