Ragnar Hayn was born in Berlin in 1978, but he grew up in Hamburg, the only child of a family of artists.
He was inspired by the art of violin making since he was a child: at the age of 12, he was already a specialist learning on his own. His professional training as a violin maker and restorer began in 1998 at the renowned Newark School of Violin Making in England.
Three years later, he obtained his diploma with distinction for special services. Then, he returned to Berlin, where he works in Daniel Kogge’s and Yves Gateau’s workshop. During this intense period, he gained experience working on instruments of Italian masters from the 17th and 18th centuries, which would later be valuable for his experience as a restorer.
In 2005 Ragnar Hayn set up his own workshop in Berlin. He has proven his artistic craftmanship as well as his capacity and experience during his training in international competitions. Hayn is one of the best violin makers at an international level.
Ragnar Hayn awards:
2001 — Manchester International Cello Festival. Cello Merit.