The playability, sound research, artistic creation, are some of the watchwords that guide my work. The musician must consider the bow as an extension of his body: that is my goal.
The joy of playing, the exploration of sound, artistic creation: these are among the many leitmotifs that guide my work. The musician should feel as though the bow is an extension of his body. This is what I seek to accomplish.
Passionate about music, love of noble materials, and has always been attracted to manual skills, it is with happiness that I practice the craft of bow maker. Dating back to the source, I worked several years in France alongside Blaise Emmelin; then in Brussels, in the house Bernard, Pierre Guillaume. I have also restored many old bows in respect for traditional techniques.
As a lover of music, an admirer of fine materials, and as one who has always been fascinated by those with manual expertise, I naturally embraced the métier of bowmaker. I worked for several years in France in the company of Blaise Emmelin, and after in Brussels at “Maison Bernard” for Pierrre Guillaume. Here, driven by a respect for traditional bowmaking techniques, I was also trained in the art of bow restoration.
While building on this basis that the respect and knowledge of traditional methods, I like to express my creativity to the musician. Based in Montreal, I design violin bows, viola, cello and bass, you can find some models in these pages.
Inspired by a background founded on respect and knowledge of traditional bowmaking practices, it gives me great pleasure knowing that my creativity serves to foster the creativity of the musician. Based in Montreal, I create bows for violin, viola, cello and bass – a sampling of which I invite you to discover in the following pages.