The Traverso Project

List of Flutemakers

If possible, after your initial research, go to an early music festival or exhibition to purchase your flute. This is the best way to try out many flutes by many makers all at once, and they’ll often have discounts going. I purchased by flute from Martin Wenner while he was at the Greenwich Early Music Festival. I’ve been incredibly pleased with its consistency, and several well-known baroque musicians, including Rachel Brown, own Wenner instruments.

Another good place to start your instrument search is The Early Music Shop, who have showrooms in Saltaire (West Yorkshire) and London and carry flutes by a variety of makers.

The following is not an exhaustive list, but rather a collection of makers with fine reputations, whose instruments are played by professionals in the field.

Wenner Flöten:
Martin Wenner
Aluminumstraße 8
D-78224 Singen
+49 (0) 773 164 085
Boaz Berney Historical Flutes:
Boaz Berney
7424 Louis Hébert
Montréal, Canada
H2E 2X6
Fridtjof Aurin Traversos:
Fridtjof Aurin
Lohengrinstraße 6
D-40549 Düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211 559 09 35
von Huene Workshop:
Patrick von Huene
65 Boylston St.
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Weemaels Flutes:
Alain and Stéphanie Weemaels
Avenue de l’Hélianthe 11
B-1180 Bruxelles
+32 (0)2 374 20 41