THE MAKERS' FORUM
PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE
MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS
Louis Gord grew up in Angers in an family filled with artists and musicians. He studied viola at Angers’s Musical Conservatory for twelve years and has played in orchestras and chamber music ensembles. His love for music and crafts pushed him to the service of performers and their instruments. In 2012, he graduated from the International Violin Making School of Mirecourt in France.
During his formation, he notably worked with Jérome Doucet in Angers or Vatelot-Rampal in Paris, in the manufacturing, restoration and maintenance of ancient instruments. However he quickly started growing fond of instrumental contemporary making. After school, Louis did many work experiences with Angers’s violin makers; Marcus Klimke and Antoine Cauche, then worked with Patrick Robin and his assistant Viateur Roy.
In January 2014, he became Isabelle Wilbaux’s assistant in Montreal, Quebec. For their mutual work on a Viola, Isabelle and Louis won a fabrication credit certificate and a sonority credit certificate, during the 2014 Violin Society of America (VSA) competition in Indianapolis.