I’m originally from a small village in Baden-Württemberg, south-west Germany, and Ravensburg was the ideal place to set up a workshop. I trained at Mittenwald and served an apprenticeship in Munich before working for two years in Berlin. I found the city too big and decided to return to this area, where I’ve now worked for the past 35 years. I’m the only professional luthier in the county and there are plenty of music schools, orchestras and amateur musicians in the vicinity, so there’s never been a shortage of work for me, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. I spend most of my time restoring instruments, which has always held a special fascination for me…
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