Lohff & Pfeiffer
  

Testimonials
Through many years we have been supplying instruments and repairs for a wide range of musicians in many different countries. Below you can read what satisfied musicians have said about us.
Howard Klug

Professor of Clarinet Jacobs School of Music Indiana University, Rossi Artist
Wolfgang Lohff and Birgit Pfeiffer provide an unequalled approach to clarinet repair and acoustic work. Widely revered around the world, the breadth of their skills will quickly sort out the mechanical, tuning and acoustic issues of your instruments. They are an essential part of my pedagogical and performance life, and they can be of yours, too
Pascual Martinez-Forteza

New York Philharmonic, Buffet Artist
"Thank you so much for your wonderful work. The clarinets are fantastic! I have never played a better set of clarinets. The silent pads really make a big difference. The sound is darker than before, and although the response is a little bit slower (as you told me), I don't mind it at all. I got used to it very quickly".
Gabor Varga

International soloist, Principal clarinet, Hungarian Radio, Budapest Symphony,Buffet Artist
Birgit and Wolfgang give me the confidence in my clarinets that I need as a soloist. When your instruments exeeds your expectations, your artistry is limitless
Pavel Vinnitzky

New York Freelancer, Metropoliton Assistent
I just received my E-flat clarinet back, and I couldn't believe it was actually my instrument! I have no words to describe how amazing it feels and sounds. What great work you have done on it. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a true artist, and I feel very fortunate to have the chance to have you work on my instruments.
Eli Eban

Professor at Indiana University, Former member of Israel Philhormony Orchestra, Rossi Artist
My sincere gratitude to Lohff+ Pfeiffer for your expert craftsmanship. You solve every technical issue in an elegant and lasting fashion, and your ideas about key structure and instrument design are progressive and convincing. My clarinets have never sounded better or felt more secure. It's great to have your support- best of luck!
Robert DiLutis

Associate professor at University of Maryland, Buffet Artist
Birgit and Wolfgang are a great asset to the field. Honest, supportive and one of the finest repairmen around. I have been a Lohff & Pfeiffer Artist for 7 great years!
Paul Roe

Royal Irish Academy of Music-Dublin Ireland, Selmer Artist, DIT Conservatory-Dublin, Ireland
I have visited Wolfgang and Birgit in Copenhagen on a number of occasions to have my instruments worked on and also to purchase some instruments. I have also hosted them in Dublin-Ireland at the Conservatory where I work. They possess a skill level and attention to detail unsurpassed, in my experience. Apart from their technical expertise they are extremely facilitative and their desire is to give the highest possible service to musicians.
David Ciucevich

College of Saint Rose Albany NY
Lohff & Pfeiffer´s certainly went the "extra mile" for me to find the perfect instruments and to keep them perfectly adjusted. My new instruments are the finest I’ve ever played by far, hands-down! I didn't know it was possible to play as effortlessly as theirs do! They are certainly in a class by themselves as a craftsmen and artisans. Their experience and skill allow them to come up with innovative designs and creative solutions that expand the cutting-edge of the clarinet's potential. I love the personalized attention (and I’m so glad they travel to the players!) I can’t imagine purchasing instruments from anyone else.
Maryanne Lacaille

Freelance Soloist
My new Toscas are playing just absolutely beautifully!
Shannon Kiewitt

The presidents own-US Marine band
The bass is fantastic! Love the silent pads. It is so much easier to play and the intonation is superb. Very pleased.
James Campbell

Professor of Clarinet Jacobs School of Music Indiana University, Selmer Artist
Thank you so much for bringing my 1985 Selmer Recital fully back to life; it is playing even better than when it was at its best in the 1990s.(after a comlete bore replacement)
Barbara Heilmair

Barbara Heilmair, D.M.A. Associate Professor of Clarinet, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
It never fails: when cutting-edge skills, a mastermind, and musical inspiration come together you can expect a true piece of art. Wolfgang and Birgit of Lohff & Pfeiffer are not only artists of their field, they also bring with themselves a genuine dedication to quality, service, and education. Each encounter with Wolfgang and Birgit leaves you with valuable information and insights beyond your expectations.
Michael Draplin

Bass clarinet
As someone with a long history in both music and technology, I highly appreciate the work of Lohff & Pfeiffer. As a technologist, I appreciate Wolfgang’s science-based approach to maximizing the performance of my instruments. As a clarinetist, I love the way my instruments play!
Richard Nunnemarker

Bass clarinet player at the Houston Symphony
I have known Wolfgang and Birgit for many years now and have had the great pleasure to buy many clarinets from them and to have had their customizing work done on those instruments. My latest acquisition is a 1961 R-13 Bb completely restored by Wolfgang and Birgit. Gorgeous instrument. Probably one of the best horns I have ever played. Bravo to you both and congratulations on your wonderful business. Thanks for being there for us all
Gene Wie

Conductor, Soloist
My clarinets have never played better...incredibly responsive, and the mechanism and pads truly are silent!
Kevin Strange

Orchestra Director at Chain of Lakes Middle School Orchestra
I'm delighted with the overhaul and upgrades. My instrument sounds so good and the keywork is silky smooth.
David Lane

Freelance
The sudden clarity is quite a shock. Attacks actually happen when I release my tongue, even in pp passages. The keywork balance and regulation gave me a flashback to when the instrument was new. Even though you just touched it up for me, the change to the Eb is truly a game changer. Part of me is thrilled at the improvement. Part is upset because I have been fighting this thing since it was new attributing the problem to me just not having the talent to make it work. It has been well over a decade of frustration, which you corrected. The bottom line is that I am very thankful you guys came into my life when you did. You have truly extended my sense of what is possible in my personal musical world. At least I can now concentrate on fighting the effects of aging, without simultaneously fighting the instruments. I hope, by this message, to say that your work does much more than optimize clarinets. For those of us who speak through their instruments, your work gives us a clear voice, and what amounts to a larger vocabulary with which to get our message across.
Jeffrey Carwile

Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Northern Kentucky University
, the Selmer is so much better than I would have ever hoped...
Steven C.Moore

Professor Emeritus of Music at Austin Peay State University
The clarinet arrived today and it sounds just amazing. Everything is perfect. Resistance is completely even, so much resonance, spring tensions are the most uniform I’ve ever seen! Let everybody know I’m extremely pleased and plan to give my A and Eb similar treatment when the funding is available.
 
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