Charles Coquet was born in Paris in 1976.
After graduating from high school with a scientific baccalaureate and studying the violin for 15 years, he joined the Newark School of Violin Making, where he spent four years. He graduated in 2000 with a highest Merit, and realized very early on that instrument making was his calling.
Between, 2000 and 2007, he worked for Yann Porret, Marc Rosenstiel and Bernard Sabatier.
He opened his own workshop in Paris in 2008, fully dedicated to the making of violins, violas, and cellos.
His violins are inspired by Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesú, and Joseph fillius Andrea.
His violas by Andrea Guarneri and Gasparo da Salo. And his cellos by Joseph fillius Andrea.
Charles has received multiple awards with his instruments at several violin making competitions, both for their sound and aesthetic appearance.
2009 | 2011 | 2013 – the finalist at viola’s days in Paris
2003 – 3rd price in Cremona with a viola
2012 – silver medal in Cremona with a viola
2015 – gold medal in Cremona with a viola
2018 – silver medal in Mittenwald
Back length: 354 mm | String length: 329 mm
Upper bout: 166 mm | Middle bout: 108.5 mm | Lower bout: 208 mm
Back length: 415 mm | String length: 370 mm
Upper bout: 199 mm | Middle bout: 135 mm | Lower bout: 250 mm