Rainer Beilharz was born in 1964 in Bendigo.
He began violin making in 1982 and his training in Australia and Germany culminated in a Master Certificate with Distinction in Germany in 1997. Since this time he has been working exclusively as a maker of new instruments in central Victoria, with instruments played Australia wide as well as in Europe and the USA.
Rainer has won a total of three certificates of merit and four silver medals at the VSA competition in the USA since 2012. He is a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’art (EILA) and a founding member of the AVMA.