His sensitivity to music and its instruments led him at 19 years old to Newark School of Violin Making, England, from which he graduated in 2001.
After experiencing life and working in different workshops across the world, he established himself in Dublin in 2008 and devotes his time to the creation of violins, violas and cellos.
While Youenn draws his inspiration primarily from the great masters of classical violin making, he is also stimulated by the evolution in contemporary making. He enjoys sharing knowledge with fellow violin makers and has participated in various workshops and events including:
Conception of oil varnish following ancient recipes and pigment making with François Perego
The drawing of the violin shape following a proportional system from the Renaissance under the direction of François Denis
Gaining valuable experience in the workshop of renowned violin maker, Frank Ravatin
Taking part in international exhibitions and festivals (West Cork Chamber Music Festival; Atelier Flagey violin and bow Exhibition,Brussels).