Hans-Joachim Berg was born in Schwetzingen in 1980. After receiving early prizes as a violinist he decided to follow his natural affinity for the baroque violin and its literature and studied with Gottfried von der Goltz at the Würzburg University of Music from 2000 to 2005 and with Petra Müllejans in Frankfurt, finishing with the highest honours in 2007. He took chamber music courses with Glen Wilson, Jaap ter Linden, Anton Steck, Michael Schneider, Michael Hofstetter and Gerhart Darmstadt. He has been closely associated with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, touring with, among others, Cecilia Bartoli and René Jacobs, and recording Händel’s Messiah and Mozart symphonies. Sonatas by Gottfried Kirchhof were recorded with the Freiburg Chamber Music Ensemble. He has participated in major opera productions in Paris, Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Brussels, and played in the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, and most recently the baroque ensemble L’arpa festante and the Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra under Frieder Bernius. His world-première recording of five sonatas with original ornamentation by Franz Benda on an unaltered Sebastian Klotz violin [Naxos 8.572307] marks his début as a soloist on CD.