At the young age of 20, David Wiebe embarked on a transformative journey by enrolling in the prestigious Violinmaking School in Mittenwald, Germany. Upon completing his rigorous training, he returned to Nebraska, where, in 1973, he laid the foundation for his distinguished career. Over the next 30 years, David crafted instruments that found their way into the hands of renowned musicians, including but not limited to Eric Bartlett, Samuel Mayes, Yehudi Menuhin, Zara Nelsova, Aldo Parisot, Leonard Rose, and Michael Tree, among others.
In 2002, David embarked on a new chapter, relocating both his residence and business to the picturesque Woodstock, New York. Here, within a splendidly appointed new workshop on Glasco Turnpike, he continues his craft, specializing in the meticulous creation of violins, violas, cellos, and basses.
David Wiebe’s violinmaking style bears the unmistakable influence of the great 17th and 18th-century Italian Masters, serving as a steadfast foundation for his own design models. His instruments are celebrated for their commanding and distinctive tonal qualities, a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft. Beyond their musical prowess, his creations exhibit an individual, personal, and instantly recognizable style of workmanship, setting them apart in the world of fine instruments.