Our varnish expert, Brigitte Brandmair, is an internationally active certified conservator for musical instruments. She holds a degree in Applied Sciences at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences. She majored in the conservation, analysis, and documentation of antique instruments, with the focus being on classical Italian stringed instruments.

In addition to her scientific expertise, she also holds a master degree as a plucked instrument maker and an apprenticeship as a carpenter, which allows her a comprehensive approach in scientific musical instruments matters. She is currently involved in several international research projects.

Brigitte is one of the two authors of the standards setting publication "Stradivari Varnish" and is currently the manager of scientific investigations for the French Bow Research Institute.