I was born in Erlangen in 1973 and grew up in Bubenreuth. In 1992 I began my apprenticeship to become a professional violin maker at Karl Höfner’s workshop in Bubenreuth under supervision of Alfred Zecho, a master violin maker. I broadened my skills in the state school for violin making in Mittenwald and in other workshops, in which I also built historical wind instruments and different historical stringed instruments.
In 1995 I succesfully completed my apprenticeship and since then I have worked at Karl Höfner’s and Roderich Paesold’s workshop.
In 2004 I succesfully completed the final exame to become a German master luthier. In March 2008 I attended a course for varnishing and visual appearance from Francois Perignon at the swiss violin making school in Brienz.
Since February 2009 I have been working in my own atelier in Kleinsendelbach near Nuremberg/ Germany. There I can follow my passion to copy ancient italian masterpieces.
I also succesfully took part in several violin making competitions.
2010 and 2013 I won the third price at „Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria ANLAI“ in Pisogne/Italy for violin.
2014 I won the first and the second prize (gold and silver) at the same competition with a violoncello and a viola.
2015 I managed to win the „Deutscher Musikinstrumentenpreis“, which is a price given from the German government, for the best 4/4 violin
2017 I at won two first prizes (two times gold) for my violin and my violoncello at „Concorso internazionale di Liuteria Sesto Fiorentino“/ Italy