Raffael Sprenger was born in St. Gallen in 1976. After graduating from the world-famous violin making school of Cremona, he gained work experience at a workshop in the same town.
In the world famous violin-making town, where the spirit of Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati is still felt, he built the foundations for his future career at the company of Sprenger Geigenbau.
To specialise himself on caring and restoring of stringed instruments he worked, after stays in Berne and St. Gallen, for nearly two years in a renowned atelier in London. Thereafter he worked for a well-known violin restorer in Germany. Since summer 2005 he works in the main shop in St. Gallen and is happy to continue the ateliers tradition.
Thanks to his work abroad, Raffael Sprenger has excellent business contacts with violin makers and restorers all over the world. These contacts allow the successful exchange of the latest information and are contribute to the wealth of experience existing at Switzerland 's most traditional violin workshop, Sprenger Geigenbau.
Raffael Sprenger was vice president of the Swiss Association of Violin- and Bow makers (SVGB). He was also an expert and member of the board at the federal Swiss exam for violin making masters.