THE MAKERS' FORUM
PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE
MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS
Born (1965) and raised in the ancient, culturally-rich city of Tournai, Belgium, Master Luthier Isabelle Wilbaux has been crafting her signature violins, violas, and cellos for more than three decades.
Musicians always comment on the power, warmth and beauty of tone in her instruments. This tone is the result of thousands of hours of research, experimentation, and hard work. Her instruments give players what they want most: an extraordinarily rich, balanced and sonorous palette of colours to work with.
Wilbaux received her diploma in 1988 from the International Violin Making School in Cremona, Italy. Following training in restoration in Besançon and Madrid, she opened her own workshop, first in Tournai, then in Brussels, and finally in Montreal, where she has thrived since 1998.
Over the past 20+ years, Isabelle Wilbaux has won more than a dozen prizes and awards for the tone and workmanship of her instruments from The Violin Society of America, the Concours international de lutherie et d’archèterie de la ville de Paris, the Cremona International Violin Making Competition, the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, and others in Canada, the United States, and Europe.