Serge was fascinated by violinmaking at a very young age. So in 1965, after high school, he leaves for the prestigious Mittenwald school of violinmaking. He graduates after 4 years. Thereafter he works with his father, with Rene Morizot in Mirecourt (France) in 1971 and with Bernard Millant in Paris in 1972. Here he develops his interest and expertise in making bows.
From 1972 to 1979 he worked in partnership with his father until he took over the firm together with his wife Jacqueline. They moved to the current location at the Maliebaan in Utrecht in 1991, as this seemed to meet his requirements.
Serge Stam is a member of the Dutch Group of Violin- and Bow makers and also member of the Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers d’art.
His broad expertise in the field of new and antique instruments and bows provides a rare combination in the field.
He is a certified expert/appraiser, and has participated as member of the jury at the most important competitions for violinmaking, a.o. Triennale A.Stradivari in Cremona (1997), Concours Etienne Vatelot in Parijs (2004) and the violinmaking competition in Mittenwald (2005 and 2014).
Maliebaan 105. UTRECHT. 3581 CH, Netherlands
Contact Serge M Stam
Tel +31 30 231 5669