Birthday concert for Peter Erben

On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the violin maker Peter Erben, well-known musicians played a unique concert on their Erben instruments. This video shows Peter Erben at work and excerpts from the concert.

Polonaise Brillante - Anton Carus

At the piano: Cornelia Glassl (Munich Conservatory) Anton Carus (age 11)  is playing a 3/4 violin by Peter Erben.

Meisterstunde I

Interview mit Peter Wagner vom 28.01.2019


Television contribution DRF1

The workshop presents itself...

Listening with all the senses

Does a musical instrument have a soul? Is there a perfect sound? The violist Tabea Zimmermann and violin maker Peter Erben investigated these questions.


How is wood turned into a musical instrument?

Did you know that making violins is very difficult? They consist of over 70 individual pieces! A master violin maker needs around four weeks to complete an instrument. This is thus reserved for real experts.


Cello made from over 500-year-old cathedral wood

Following two months of work, violin maker Peter Erben completed a cello made from old wood from Munich Cathedral. A few coats of varnish are naturally still needed, but it can now be played.


Construction cathedral wood cello with Middelhauve

For 500 years, it served as a roof beam in Munich’s Frauenkirche, for 50 years it was in storage in the uplands region, and now it is being used to create a cello. The Munich-based violin maker Peter Erben is producing an instrument worth 28,000 euros for a chassis engineer.


Where craftsmanship and art merge

This workshop is very special: between knocking, sanding and filing, the sweet sounds of a violin flow through the air, a cello is being tuned, a viola is being tried out: the workshop of violin maker Peter Erben has a long tradition in Munich.


David Garrett

Antonio Stradivari violin, "Ex-Busch", 1716
Has his bows and violins repaired with us

David Frühwirth

Violinist and good friend
Antonio Stradivari violin, “Ex-Brüstlein”, 1707 on loan from the Austrian National Bank

David Grigorian

student of Rostropowitsch and author of his own etude textbook

Youth chamber orchestra Violinissimo

Conductor Ms Büsel,
Some of the young musicians play instruments from Peter Erben.

Kirill Troussov

Violinist and violin teacher
Plays a Stradivari “The Brodsky” from 1702

Ludwig Streicher

late bassist (1920 - 2003)
Author of a contrabass textbook published by Doblinger-Verlag,
during his lifetime a customer of Peter Erben

Prof. Christoph Poppen

conductor, violinist and violin professor, and long-standing customer

Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig

Violist and viola professor

Prof. Nils Mönkemeyer

Violist, Bratschenprofessor
Viola from Peter Erben

Prof. Isabelle van Keulen

violinist, violist and professor
Viola from Peter Erben

Rodin Quartett

Sonja Korkeala violin, Gerhard Urban violin, Martin Wandel viola, Clemens Weigel violoncello
Clemens Weigel (friend and cellist) plays, among other things, a cello from Peter Erben.
Concert series in the Max-Joseph-Saal in Munich

Rudens Turku

violinist and founder “Musiktage Starnberg”

Viktoria Elisabeth Kaunzner

Professor, German School of Music Weimar, Kangnam University, South Korea
Violinist and composer
Violin from Peter Erben

Ye-Eun Choi

Violin from J.B. Guadagnini, Parma, 1765
Scholarship holder of the Anne-Sophie-Mutter-Stiftung

Belief Moves Mountains

Interview dated 18/03/2011 "Musik in Dresden"

The Sound of the Cathedral Wood Cello

Interview "MK Online" dated 22/02/2014

Homolka violin

Repair gallery

Stradivari violin

Repair gallery

Italian Violin

Italian violin II

Repair gallery

Bader violins

Repair gallery

Maximilian Hornung