Eric Lourme

I have always loved music and woodwork, and started playing and making musical instruments when I was very young.

In order to perfect this art, I decided to go to Italy, to take a course from master-craftsman and violin-maker Renato Scrollavezza, in Parma. I worked alongside him for five years, learning the craft, the style and the culture of Italian violin-making.

After a period of two years in Paris working with Guy Tinel to learn the basics of instrument restoration, I set up a workshop in France, in Le Havre, where my time is mainly devoted to the making of instruments for the modern or baroque quartet.