Noémie Viaud has passionately been making violins, violas and cellos for the past 20 years, she is now based in Risskov, Denmark. Musicians from all over the world play Noémie’s instruments (USA, Belgium, England, Spain, Norway, Greece, Denmark, etc). They choose Noémie’s instruments for their character, power and their rich, balanced array of sound color.
Noémie Viaud discovered violin making when she began playing the violin at the age of 7. In 1998, at the age of 15, Noémie knew that she had found her vocation and she joined the French violin-making school in Mirecourt, where she spent five years learning the art of making and restoration. After receiving her diploma, Noémie worked in multiple workshops: Olivier Perot (Montréal, Canada), The Sound Post (Toronto, Canada), Urs Wenk Wolff (Oslo, Norway). In 2006, Noémie moved to Denmark, where she worked for Jens Stenz for seven years. Encouraged by him, she returned to making new instruments in 2007. Today, Noémie runs her own workshop in Risskov, Demark, where she dedicates her time to making violins, violas, and cellos. Noémie also loves to exchange ideas and knowledge with colleagues and takes part in different violin making workshops along the year like the Oberlin College violin makers’ summer workshop, which gathers together leading international violin makers to collaborate and share innovative ideas. Noémie also has the privilege of working with Frank Ravatin for a few weeks each year.
Back length: 355 mm | String length: 324 mm
Upper bout: 167 mm | Middle bout: 115 mm | Lower bout: 207 mm