Eric Gagne

Bow Maker

As a lover of music, an admirer of fine materials, and as one who has always been fascinated by those with manual expertise, Eric Gagne naturally embraced the metier of bowmaker. He first worked for several years for Blaise Emmelin, in Toulouse, and after in Brussels, at “Maison Bernard,” for Pierre Guillaume.

Eric Gagne is now sharing a workshop with Isabelle Wilbaux in Montreal where he makes his bows. He also collaborates with Wilder and Davis workshop, for whom he restores and sells bows everywhere in Canada.

The joy of playing, the exploration of sound, artistic creation: these are among the many leitmotifs that now guide his work.

Awards :

  • Certificate of Merit for violin bow at the International competition of the Violin society of America, Indianapolis, 2014
  • Certificate of Merit for Cello bow at the International competition of the Violin society of America, Indianapolis, 2014
  • Finalist at the International Competition of Contemporary Cello Bowmaking, Violoncellenseine, Paris, 2012