The Viennese guitar of the 19th century

Erik Pierre Hofmann, guitar-maker, historic guitar expert and restorer, lives and works in Germolles-sur-Grosne, a village in southern Burgundy. He has restored and/or given expert reports on instruments from many private and public collections all over the world. He has also been awarded by the Fondation de France and won two first prizes in competitions organised by the SEMA (public aid of artisan craftwork in France, currently the INMA). Having written for the Stadtblatt Münster and the Cahiers de la guitare, he co-edited Matière et musique: the Cluny encounter (Antwerp, Alamire, 2000), the proceedings of a European gathering on instrument-making of which he was one of the organisers - with his fellow members of the Instrument-makers' Association Facture Instrumentale en Bourgogne - in 1999.

Erik P. Hofmann

Pascal Mougin, photographer, teacher and researcher, lives and works in Tours and Paris. He is an alumnus of the Ecole normale supérieure of Fontenay-Saint-Cloud; he has an agrégation in Literature, a Doctorate in French Literature and Civilisation and is a senior lecturer at the Sorbonne nouvelle. His speciality is the relationship between text and image and he has published several essays including L’Effet d’image (“Picture impact”, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1997). His photographic work is regularly exhibited in France and abroad. Collective exhibitions: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2007; Voies Off Festival, Arles, 2007 and 2010; Chambre à part, Strasbourg, 2008; Phautomnales de Beauvais, 2009; Liège Biennale, 2010. Individual exhibitions: Ateliê da Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, 2007 and 2008; Galerie SAS, Montréal, 200 ; FotoRio, Rio de Janeiro, 2009; Tours chateau, 2011.

Pascal Mougin

Stefan Hackl, Ph. D., lives in Aldrans near Innsbruck and teaches at the regional conservatoire as well as at the Innsbruck campus of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. He is a regular instructor in international masterclasses; his research focuses mainly on ancient instruments and the interpretation of early music, 19th-century chamber music and traditional music. His particular passion is the research on the Austrian guitar tradition and the collection of documents on the subject. He is the author of many articles in specialist journals (such as Gitarre & Laute, Gitarre aktuell, Il Fronimo, Gendai Guitar, Soundboard and Classical Guitar Magazine) as well as the editor of various musical works (published among others by Chanterelle, Doblinger, Orphee, DGA and Helbling).

Stefan Hackl