Firmly rooted in the tradition of classical Italian violin-making, my instruments are inspired by the grand masters of Cremona, Brescia and Venice.
Amati, Guarnerius, Stradivarius, Da Salo, Maggini, Goffriler, Montagnana – all these master craftsmen raised violin-making to the level of an art-form, still revered today for its esthetic and accoustic qualities.
I have been fortunate to be able to study closely original instruments made by these craftsmen in my workshop or in specialised museums.
Either as an exact replica or a present-day interpretation of these models, each one of my instruments is made according to the principles of craftsmanship as practised from the 16th century in the north of Italy.
I attach the greatest care to the choice of types of wood, the contours of the models, the arches, the varnishes and the assembly stage.
Everything must come together to create the best sound for the musician.
Volume, tone, ease of playing are the essential qualities of a good instrument.
My instruments have been played for more than 30 years by professionals throughout Europe and also in Asia and the United States.
Meetings with musicians from many different cultures are a source of joy, but also of fulfillment for my work.
Over these many years, I have also made instruments for the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris ( Paris National Higher Music Academy), the Paris Music Museum, the Aubervilliers Regional Academy, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra etc...
All the models can be adapted to your individual requirements : size, type of finish, width of fingerboard, assembly etc...
Please do not hesitate to contact me in order to discuss further together.