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And the winner is ...

Jennifer Hövelkamp wins the Bildungsoscar 2019 in the field of woodwind instrument making

The publications on the subjects of wood, materials science, music history, stylistics and work theory fill several metres of shelf space.
On each page you will find existing knowledge that needs to be understood, interlinked and combined into new ideas.
The Oscar Walcker School in Ludwigsburg can certainly be described as the elite forge of musical instrument making worldwide.

Legendary are the partly worldwide excursions of the trainees, which take place in the context of the training.
The curriculum includes the subjects and fields of knowledge which cannot or only with difficulty be taught in specialised companies.
Within the framework of the block lessons lasting several weeks, the young instrument makers come together intensively with the other fields of instrument making.
In this way they can exchange ideas, learn by transfer and overcome their own company blindness in a reflective way.

Each year, the best trainees are awarded the Education Oscar by a panel of experts.
The fact that Fulda is the new centre of recorder making is not only underlined by the number of brand manufacturers who have set up their workshops in the city (FEHR, Kunath, Mollenhauer, Paetzold by Kunath),
but also by the fact that the educational Oscar in woodwind instrument building went to Fulda for the third time this year.
In 2015 Maja Huber (Kunath Instrumentenbau) secured the coveted trophy, in 2016 Sina Bayer (Conrad Mollenhauer GmbH) won the prize and in 2019 Jennifer Hövelkamp (Kunath Instrumentenbau) kidnapped the Oscar again to Fulda.

It is worthwhile to keep an eye on this new centre of recorder making.