Carsten Hoffmann was born in 1978 in Esslingen am Neckar.
After leaving school he trained at the Violin Making School in Mittenwald. There he finished with the Gesellenbrief (journeyman's certificate). Already here showed his
enthusiasm to realize aesthetic and tonal ideas in new violins, violas and cellos. Succeeding his apprenticeship in various workshops which granted him an insight into the repair and
construction of stringed instruments, he followed this path more consistently by studying at FH Zwickau in the Department of Making Musical Instruments. Here he got pioneering
influences by H. Seifert, M. Stürzenhofecker and F. Denis.
In 2009 he was awarded the diploma with distinction (best Musical Instrument and best final mark) and the Meisterbrief (master craftsman
In the same year he opened the workshop in Bamberg together with Veronika Dreysse.
For Carsten Hoffmann, the collaboration with musicians especially by the Bamberger Symphoniker provides not only the opportunity to study old, very beautiful and
very good sounding instruments as well as to maintain them and keep them tonally on the highest possible level. It also enables him with an ever deeper understanding of sound
generation, sound perception and sound adjustment, which is also reflected in his own new making.