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- I cannot turn a plywood violin into a stradivari -
Emil Weiss was born on the 5th of January 1946 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
His education tops in a subject collage degree for mechanical engineering, specialized on motor vehicles building and operation controlling.
Beneath his mother tongue he learns German, Czech, Russian, Polish and a little English.
After some years abroad (Israel) he settles to Germany in 1971, where he first works from 1972-74 as the laboratories supervisor of the motor – and power machinery faculty of theUniversity in Dortmund, followed by further trainings at the University in Bochum on mechanical engineering.
Between 1979 and 1981 he retrains to become a dental technician – the following years until 1984 he runs his own dental laboratory and also works on medical fine-mechanics. Besides he learns computer basics and a number of computer applications.
Weiss, as he is not
only a technician and physicist but also a multi-instrumentalist, jazz-,
folk and session musician, wouldn’t want to give in on the fact,
that the building of an instrument not only finalizes its good but also
the bad characteristics for good , and sets up the ifa in 1985 ( ifa
– institute for applied acoustics) based on his first project,
the resonance project, which deals with the research, development and
examination of sound absorbing and receiving oscillation systems , especially
His experiences lead him to further projects.
In 1995 he moves with the “ifa” from Dortmund to Heusenstamm, a little village near Frankfurt at Main.