Bettina Hoffmann is German and lives in Florence where she pursues an active career both as a performer on the viol and baroque 'cello and as a musicologist. She has given concerts all over Europe and America, participating as a soloist and with her ensemble Modo Antiquo at major festivals and venues. A significant discography (more than 70 CDs for Deutsche Grammophon, Naïve, Brilliant Classics, Tactus and others) is especially notable for «Idées grotesques» with works by Marin Marais, «Scherzi Musicali» for viola da gamba by Johann Schenck, the first complete recording of the works by Diego Ortiz and Silvestro Ganassi and the opera omnia for cello by Domenico Gabrielli. Two CDs of her ensemble Modo Antiquo have been nominated for GRAMMY AWARDS.

She is the author of the Catalogue of solo and chamber music for viola da gamba (LIM, 2001) and has edited critical facsimile editions of the «Regulae Concentuum Partiturae» of Georg Muffat and of works for viol and for cello by Antonio Vivaldi and Domenico Gabrielli (Bärenreiter-Verlag, S.P.E.S.). She discovered and edited the only German treatise on the viol currently known to us, «Instruction oder eine anweisung auff der Violadigamba». Currently she is working on a volume about the 'cello, double bass and viol in the works of Antonio Vivaldi, to be published for the «Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi» in 2018.

Bettina Hoffmann is professor of viola da gamba, baroque cello, performing praxis and baroque chamber music at the Conservatorio «Arrigo Pedrollo» di Vicenza and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.