Participating in competitions to me is an excellent opportunity for exchange between colleagues on an international level. Above and beyond the idea of “competing” , mutual inspiration is important to me.

Fundamental to my professionel development were the work with the instruments themselves, input by my colleagues, the valuable judgements of the competition´s jurors as well as the cooperation with violinmakers from all over the world.

XIII. Triennale Internazionale Cremona — 2012

Gold medal Violin

2nd gold medal: "Walter Stauffer", gold medal to the most exquisite instrument from an acoustic standpoint

1st China International Violin Making Competition Beijing — 2010

Gold medal Violin

Bronze medal Viola

Special Award Violin

XI. Triennale Internazionale Cremona — 2006

Silver medal Cello

Gold medal Cello: highest score for workmanship

The Strad Cello Making Competition Manchester — 2004

Silver medal Cello

X. Triennale Internazionale Cremona — 2003

Silver medal Cello

The Strad Cello Making Competition Manchester — 2000


VSA Violin Making Competition Cincinnati Ohio — 2000

Merit Violin

Jacobus Stainer Competition, Freiburg — 1996

Merit Cello

Jacobus Stainer Competition, Freiburg — 1993

Award for cello: highest score of all submitted instruments. Purchased by the state of Baden Württemberg.