Currently living in Ottawa, Canada, Charline Dequincey began studying violin-making in France at the age of 15 at Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in Mirecourt, the national violin-making school. She graduated with honors in 2004 concluding five years of study of violin, viola, cello making, and restoration. To expand her expertise and broaden her understanding of different approaches to instrument-making and restoration, she has gained experience in professional workshops in Europe and North America. Since 2006, Charline has worked with Guy Harrison in Ottawa.
In her independent instrument-making, Charline aims to honor the best of the traditions passed down to her by rigorously ascribing to high standards and striving for constant improvement. Charline works to constantly refine her style through research and experimentation. In recent years she has attended the world-renowned Oberlin College violin-making workshops, where the sharing of ideas and the research projects have invigorated her work.
23rd International Competition of the VSA (Violin Society of America)
Double Certificate of Merit (Tone and Workmanship) for cello