Full of Action.

Refining the best quality with the best knowledge is our shared goal.

Peter Erben, master violin maker/managing director  – founded Erben violin-making workshop. He has been making violins, violas, cellos and viols for 40 years, and has also developed an unmistakable style that is known beyond the borders of Germany.

» New Instruments


Martin Erben, master violin maker/managing director – has the ability to immerse himself in the soul of an instrument. He gives both instruments in need of restoration and also professional violins their multi-layered sound (back).

» Restoration & sound adjustment


Ruben Defendi, assistant violin maker/workshop manager – is not only an artist in his job. Privately, he paints and plays music, and allows his creativity and his love of perfection to flow into the instruments entrusted to us every day.

» Repairs


Lisa Glass, assistant violin maker – loves music and her job, like all of us, and takes care of the rental instruments and our select range of bows with a keen eye for detail.

» Rental instruments and sound adjustment


Anne Erben, accounting – keeps precise accounts and makes sure the figures are in check.


Susanne Ruland, office assistent – manages the workshop office every day from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm as well as everything that we receive by telephone or e-mail. She is behind the friendly voice that is happy to help you.


Besides German, we also speak fluent Italian and English.