Death of a fabled instrument maker, 76

Death of a fabled instrument maker, 76


norman lebrecht

July 28, 2017

The Innsbruck Festival of Ancient Music has announced the death of Rudolf Tutz, one of the most sought-after makers of early flutes and clarinets.

photo (c) Andrea Hadringer


  • Tubalcain says:

    Rudi Tutz was a legend, he made wonderful instruments, including Chalameaus transverse flutes and bassett horns. During my 10 years attending Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, I got to know him well and his wife the flautist Linde Brunmayr-Tutz, who lived next to the Gasthof I stayed in during my visits. He will be greatly missed.