In 1738 Mr. Hans Adam Kretzschmann received the Master Certificate of violin making trade.
This old family tradition was resurrected, when I learned the profession of a violin maker in my native area Vogtland. After successfully completing my Master Certificate I was able to gather considerable and diverse experience with leading violin makers in Erfurt, Berlin, Stade and Basel. In 1994 I opened my own workshop. Since that time I have made my own violins, preferably as copies of historic originals. I do not only work on the pattern of famous Italian masterpieces like violins from Stradivari or Guarneri but also on less renowned names and violins or violas from different origins. All these instruments are exclusively unique