Antoine Cauche started studying violin making at the International School of Newark (GB) in 1998. He graduated with “Distinction” in 2001. Then he joined the workshop of Master violinmaker Patrick Robin. He worked beside him for eight years and specialized in making fine violins, violas, and cellos.
He finally set up his own workshop in 2009 in Angers. He concentrates on making quartet instruments, building up his experience by working with musicians and exchanging with violin and bow making colleagues.
His instruments are appreciated and played by professional musicians, students, teachers and soloists (Orchestre National de France, Opera de Paris, Opera de Marseille, CBSMD de Paris, Royal Academy of London)
Member of ALADFI – French violin making association.
Gold medals and First prizes at international competitions include:
- Violin: London 2004
- Viola: Cremona 2009, Paris 2014
- Cello: Portland 2008, Paris 2010
Back length: 353 mm | String length: 327 mm
Upper bout: 162 mm | Middle bout: 112 mm | Lower bout: 205 mm