Antoine Nédélec lives and works in Dallas, TX as a full time luthier.
He is a proud alumnus of the Violin Making School of America and was fortunate to work for Peter Prier and Sons while attending the school and for J&A Beare upon graduating in 2002.
In 2005, Mr. Nédélec opened his own studio. His extensive experience with Cremonese instruments helped him understand that there is no secret in violin making, just talented craftsmen trying to do their best. If something is worth doing, it is worth sharing, which is why Antoine was proud and delighted to serve as a faculty member at the famous Oberlin Violin Making Workshop in 2012, 2013 and 2014 where he and his friend and colleague Jeff Phillips demonstrated their varnishing techniques.
Together, they also published a trade secret article in The Strad magazine and have given lectures at the Violin Society of America and the Library of Congress.
Antoine has also served as a guest examiner at the Violin Making School of America and as a guest lecturer at the Sainte Cecile conference in Quebec.
He is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers since 2012.
Mr. Nédélec tries to make his instruments with a certain freedom he feels is missing with today’s constant search for perfection. His work has been awarded numerous awards at the Violin Society of America competitions, including a silver medal for cello and a gold medal for viola.