Born 1967. Trained at Mittenwald violin making school. Worked for Edith Dittrich, Bern; and Andreas Post, Amsterdam. Master class in bow making with Hans-Karl Schmidt, Dresden. German master's degree in violin-making 1996. Since 1996, own studio working closely with Andreas Hampel. Focus: Restoration of fine stringed instruments and bows.
Having studied violin with, among others, teachers at Hamburg conservatory , Andreas Hampel and Susanne Riebesehl currently play with both the Sinfonieorchester Eppendorf and the Hamburg Haydn Orchestra.