Ancien élève de l’école de lutherie
de Mittenwald en Haute-Bavière,
j’ai appris mon métier de restaurateur
des instruments du quatuor chez les luthiers René Morel & Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt à New York,
Dominique Camard à Lyon
et Alexandre Snitkovski à Lyon
également. J’ai été ensuite chef
d’atelier de ce dernier. Enfin j’ai
poursuivi mon cursus chez Pierre
Mastrangelo à Lausanne.
Examples
of instruments
that I restored:
Niccolo Amati,
Carlo Tononi,
Giovanni Battista
Guadagnini,
Carlo Giuseppe
Testore,
Ferdinando
Gagliano,
Jean-Baptiste
Vuillaume,
Nicolas Lupot

ARTISTS

In the course of my work, I have met such instrumentalists as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Isaac Stern, Midori Goto, Maxim Vengerov, Sergei Krylov among others

INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE

I play the violin and the viola regularly and avidly in chamber ensembles
and orchestras. I can also play the cello some, enough to be able to try them.
This experience gives me a better understanding of musicians and of their
needs for set up (shape of the neck, of the fingerboard, of the bridge, height
and shape of the chinrest) and for sound quality and adjustment

MY SERVICES

MAINTENANCE
AND SOUND
ADJUSTMENT

I offer customized care
of instruments and bows. I strive
to do my work with the greatest care.
I adapt to your needs and to those
of your instrument. I am dedicated
to bringing you playing comfort
and the sound you desire

RESTORATION

I carry out all kinds of restoration
in ethical respect of the author and
of the instrument. Each instrument and its injuries being unique, I adapt my techniques to recover the solidity of the instrument and an appearance that respects the spirit of the author and the evolution of the instrument throughout the ages. I also take great care to respect the sound qualities
of the instrument, which are often improved in the end

BUY / SELL

I buy and accept for consignment violins, violas, cellos and their bows. I put
their pictures in the window below if possible. I sell instruments and bows of all
ages, sizes and qualities. Beforehand, I do what is necessary to make sure that
they are in the best condition possible, with optimal playing comfort and at the
best of their sound potential

INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE

RENTAL INSTRUMENTS

I rent violins, violas and cellos of all sizes, new and old. I try
to serve my clients, children and adults, the best I can.
The instruments are in good condition and the sound adjusted optimally. To know the terms and conditions of rental, please call me, or even better, come to my workshop

ACCESSORIES

I sell all kinds of accessories: strings, rosins, mutes, pegs, tail-pieces, fine-tuners, end-buttons, end-pins, chin-rests, shoulder-rests, end-pin-rests, cases and covers, music stands, music stand lamps, humidifiers, tuning forks, and electrical tuners.
I sell products of Augustin, BAM, Bois d’Harmonie, Gerald Crowson, Larsen, D’Addario, Gewa, Hill, Jargar, Kun, Harald Lorenz, Mach One, Musafia, Negri, Pirastro, Prim, Riboni, Thomastik, Savarez, Westminster, Wolf, and many others. If I do not have them in store, I can order them quickly. I would be glad to give you personalised advice if you wish

MUSIC HERE AND ELSEWHERE