Vita

Master of Violinmaking / Bachelor of Arts

“Only after I decided to become a violin maker I discovered that there is a long violin making tradition in my family that can be traced back 10 generations into the past. I took this opportunity to write my bachelor thesis about my ancestors and their work as instrument makers.

Further information about our family tradition:

http://www.studia-instrumentorum.de/MERZ/projekte/hofmann_meyer.htm

Vita

  • 1985 born in Landsberg am Lech
  • ab 1993 Cello lessons
  • 2003 – 2007 Apprenticeship as a violin maker at the violin making school in Mittenwald,  Internships with Christian Lijsen (München) and Andreas Augustin (Freibung)
  • 2007 – 2008 One and a half year stay in Italy, working in Vicenza und Cremona in the renowned Carlson & Neumann workshop (Cremona) among others
  • 2008 – 2012 Studies at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg, Study course string instrument making Markneukirchen
  • 2010 Cultural sponsorship award of the Landsberg am Lech district
  • seit 2010 Own trade as violin maker
     
  • 2012 Degree with Bachelor of Arts in String Instrument Making and Master Craftsman’s Certificate in Violin Making     
  • since 2013 founding of the violin making studio Augsburg together with Jan Finn Bacher
     
  • 2016 – 2019 additional teaching activity at the vocational school for musical instrument making in Mittenwald: practical training for violin making apprentices