Lorraine bitaud was born in France in 1986.
Both a musician and from a family of wood workers, I was drawn to violin making from an early age. On deciding to become a violin maker, I left France and came to England to study at the renowned Newark School of Violin Making in 2006.
I fell in love with the restoration of old instruments very quickly and directed my studies accordingly, specializing in restoration during my last 2 years at college.
I graduated in 2010 and since then I have worked for major restoration workshops in London and elsewhere in the UK where I have been able to perfect my skills and knowledge of violins, violas and cellos.
I have had the chance to work on wonderful instruments by the greatest makers. From B. Norman , J.B. Vuillaume, to N. Amati…
Although I specialise in large scale restoration, I also undertake smaller repairs, mantenance work and tonal adjustment.
All work is carried out to the highest standard.