Emmanuel Carlier began his bow-making apprenticeship in 2005 with Gilles Duhaut in Tours. Then he 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.
Graduate “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” – 2019
4 gold medals Violin Society of America
Cleveland 2016 : Violin
Cleveland 2012 : Violin, Cello and Double Bass
Best Playing Viola Bow Award, Darling International Bow Making Competition – Amsterdam 2016
Gold medal (Viola), and Silver medal (Cello), International Violin and Bow Making Competition, Mittenwald 2010.