The history of cello rental

From a trip to India to renting cellos

The fact that I play the cello is probably the reason for my interest in instruments and so I started buying my first cello many years ago. This was only intended to serve as a second cello, at that time for a concert tour to India, on which I did not want to take my very valuable cello (Francesco Ruggeri, 1680, on loan) as I did not know what to expect there.

But then I started asking around again and again for cellos, researching on the internet and then couldn't resist more cellos. When a few cellos accumulated in my apartment over the years, I got the idea that it would be a shame if they just stood around, since I can't play them all myself. Since these are mostly older instruments with character and history, I thought it might be interesting for aspiring cellists not to play a cello made in a factory in China, but to play a great old cello right away.

I am very happy when I can give other people a piece of quality of life with these instruments and the instruments are brought back to life.

About me

I grew up next to Hof/Saale in Upper Franconia, attended the music school there at the age of 6, first learned the cello and later also the piano. At the age of 17 I moved to Berlin on my own to attend the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Musikgymnasium.

During my studies in Munich and Leipzig, I developed my passion for sailing, which I can now live out at Wannsee and other waters, where many of my cello photos were taken.

For many years I played in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, as well as other orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and I have been conducting the Vitzenburger Schlosskonzerte with my duo partner Andreas Schulz for 15 years.

In 2020 I founded my own artist agency: LOEWENBERG - artist management

If you are also interested in professional cello lessons or need a musical accompaniment, please contact me at:

Cellist Daniel Hoffmann, CELLO HOFFMANN, Cellovermietung Berlin