Emmanuel Carlier

Bow Maker

Emmanuel Carlier began his bow-making apprenticeship in 2005 with Gilles Duhaut in Tours. He then joined the Maison Bernard in Brussels and became assistant to Pierre Guillaume with whom he developed his taste for old bows.

In 2010, he moved to Paris and focused on his own bows. At the international violin and bow making competition in Mittenwald, he won a gold medal for a viola bow and a silver one for a cello bow . The following year, he received a grant from Marcel Vatelot foundation to support the development of his studio. In 2012, he enrolled in the competition of the Violin Society of America and won three gold medals (violin, cello and double bass). Since then, his work has been featured in various parisian festivals, such as Violoncelleenseine and Viola’s where the bow making competitions are held. He was given the title of seven “crush” (“coup de coeur”) by the jury of musicians and bow makers.

In 2013/2014, he did a residence at Villa Medici in Roma. During this year he continued his research working with other residents and composers. Returning to Paris after this enriching experience, he opened a new studio which welcomes musicians to come and try his bows.

Awards :

2010 | gold medal (viola), and silver medal (cello), International Violin and Bow Making Competition, Mittenwald
2012 | gold medals for violin, cello and double bass bow, Violin Society of America, Cleveland
2016 | gold medal for violin, Violin Society of America, Cleveland
2016 | best-playing viola bow Award, Darling International Bow Making Competition – Amsterdam

BOWS:

VIOLIN BOW:
weight: ≈ 61 grams
length: 73 cm

VIOLA BOW:
weight: ≈ 71 grams
length: 73 cm

CELLO BOW:
weight: ≈ 81 grams
length: 69.5 cm