Ragnar Hayn was born in 1978 in Berlin as the only son of an artistic family, and grew up in Hamburg.
The art of violin-making inspired him from an early age. He had schooled himself in the art by the age of twelve.
He began his professional training as a violin-maker and restorer in 1998 at the world-famous Newark School of Violin Making in England. He was awarded a degree with distinction for outstanding achievement three years later. Ragnar Hayn returned to Berlin, where he worked in the workshop owned by Daniel Kogge and Yves Gateau. He used this intensive period to gain valuable experience as a restorer via his work on instruments by Italian masters dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Ragnar Hayn set up his own workshop in Berlin in 2005.
Since then, he has specialised in the making of new violins, violas and cellos.
Raynar Hayn’s consummate craftsmanship and artistic skill was confirmed both during his training and via his participation in international competitions. In addition to winning a series of awards, he has also developed a reputation as a violin-maker of the highest international standard.