Wiltrud Fauler received her formal training at the violin-making school in Mittenwald, Germany. After obtaining her degree in the summer of 1994, she held internships at the workshops of J.L. Schmitt in Lyon and G. Trumpf in Strasbourg. In 1996 she was employed by C. Lüthi in Switzerland.
After three years Wiltrud Fauler moved to the United States to work on repairs and restorations for T. Metzler in Los Angeles. She relocated to New York City in 2000 to work for S. Zygmuntowicz as an assistant. She was soon promoted to workshop manager. The studio is known for creating new instruments custom made for high profile soloists.
In the summer 2006 she returned home to Austria to establish her own business. Since the beginning of her career she has made instruments under her own auspicies which is now the biggest part of her occupation. She makes instruments on commission for professional musiciens, mainly violins and violas. For the violins she usually uses Stradivari and Guarneri–models. Her violas are also inspired from classical models, but in this case she adapts playability and the needs of the musiciens with aesthetics. Her instruments are played in Europe as well as in the U.S. and Australia.
In her spare time Wiltrud Fauler is an active violin and viola player, with a special passion for chamber music.
In October 2009 W.F. will participate in an instrument-exhibit in Berlin, which she got invited to from the violinmaker-group ‘Klanggestalten.’ Please also visit their website www.klanggestalten.de for further information.