1989 Felix Krafft began his apprenticeship in violinmaking in Gubbio, in the province of Umbria, Italy. He finished three years later with a diploma „Maestro Liutaio“. Following that he worked in a masters shop in Berlin for 6 years, prior to obtaining his german title Geigenbaumeister in 1998. In 1999 he opened his own premises in Berlin.
His main interest is in making new instruments. Acoustically and aesthetically the old masters are examplary. Mr. Krafft bases the models and patterns for his creations on instruments that have proven successful in concert use over hundreds of years. In close exchange and contact with both musicians and colleagues the acoustic and aesthetic ideal is being constantly refined and developed.