1974 born in Munich, Germany
1985 High School in Gauting, Munich, Germany
1991/1992 High school diploma – Danville, California, USA
1994 German High school diploma with majors in Music and English – Karlsgymnasium in Munich
1995 � 1998 Training at the violin making school in Mittenwald, Germany
1998 � 2000 Employed at the workshop of Sandra Wagstaff Violins in Hong Kong. Restoring and repairing of fine old instruments and fitting up of student instruments.
2001/2002 Employed at the workshop of Michael Jaumann, violin maker in Munich. Working on sound improvement and restoration as well as making new instruments, small bow- repairs and rehairing.
2002/2003 Master Craftsmanship classes and exams in violin making at the Chamber of Craftsmanship of Munich and Upper Bavaria.
August 2003 Self- employed with own workshop in Munich
Autumn 2004 – spring 2006 living and working in Mumbai- India. Close collaboration with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra both in musical (as a violist) and violinmaking function. Many repairs and restorations as well as some making.
As of summer 2006 back in Munich, workshop in Pasing.
Summer 2009 move to Planegg near Munich
Karlstr 1 d. PLANEGG, 82152, Germany
Contact Heike Cockill
Tel +49 8989 617875
Fax +49 8989 617876