Antoine Cauche

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 violin maker 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 2008 in Angers. He concentrates on making quartet instruments, building up his experience by working with musicians and exchanging with violin and bow maker colleagues.

His instruments are appreciated and played by professional musicians, students, teachers and concertists (Orchestre National de France, Opéra de Paris, Opéra de Marseille, CNSMD de Paris, Royal Academy of London among others). Antoine is a Member of ALADFI (French violin maker association).


2004 BVMA First violin making competition London, 4 first prizes sound and craftsmanship
2008 VSA Portland, gold cello
2009 Triennale Cremona, gold viola
2010 Violoncellenseine Paris, 2 first prizes sound and craftsmanship cello
2014 Viola ´s Paris, First prize sound and craftsmanship  viola


Back length: 352mm – String length: 327mm
Upper bout: 162mm – Middle bout: 111mm – Lower bout: 204mm


Back length: 400mm | 15 3/4″ – String length: 365mm
Upper bout: 190mm – Middle bout: 128mm – Lower bout: 238mm