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PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE

MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS

Éric Gagné

bow maker

"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.

 

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 restauration.

 

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."

  • Certificate of merit at the International Violin and Bowmaking  Competition for a violin bow, VSA, 2014.

  • Certificate of merit at the International Violin and Bowmaking Competition for a cello bow, VSA, 2014.

  • «Certificat de Finaliste» for a cello bow at the International Competition of Cello and Bowmaking, VioloncellenSeine,  Paris 2012.

  • Member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers since 2015.

archet-ericgagne-bow.com

gagneric@hotmail.fr

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