Eitan Hoffer grew up in Haifa, Israel, and played Violin and Classic guitar from his youth.
Between 1992-1998 he specialized in early music in Holland, studying baroque violin with Manfredo Kraemer and Florian Deuter, and lute with Fred Jacobs at the conservatory of Amsterdam. During those years he performed and recorded with several orchestras and groups in Holland such as “Concerto d’Amsterdam” and “Compagnia Vocale”, with which he won third prize at the “Van Wassenar” international competition for early music ensembles in 1998.
Since his return to Israel Eitan regularly performs at home and abroad, playing the baroque violin, lute and theorbo with groups as “Barrocade”, “Discantvs”, The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, “Phoenix Consort”, and “La Novella”.
Eitan started making bows in 2005, learning the craft from bow- and instument maker Amit Tiefenbrunn. His bows are being played by professional players in Israel and in Europe.