Leïla Barbedette obtained her Diploma of Arts and Crafts in Violin Making in 2006 at the National School of Violin Making in Mirecourt (France).
She completed her training with François-Joseph Pommet, where she worked as an assistant for five years in Reims (France) before crossing the Atlantic to broaden her knowledge in Montreal (Québec, Canada), in the Wilder & Davis workshop. In addition to her work repairing, restoring and maintaining the instruments of the string-quartet, Leïla has made modern and baroque violins, violas and cellos, played by student and professional musicians in Europe and Canada. She regularly participates in luthiers’ meetings, symposiums and professional internships that allow her to continue to enrich her training and experience.
Leïla has set up her own business in 2018, principally focused on manufacturing, that is, creating instruments. She also resumed her studies in music at the Université de Montréal to deepen her practice of classical singing. She explores, through various courses, the links that can be established between the practice of singing and that of violin making. In 2022, she began research on the perception of the sounds of the quartet’s instruments in light of the sung voice, under the direction of Caroline Traube.
Leïla is a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Music Acoustics and Music Psychoacoustic courses at the Université de Montréal.