Fabienne Gauchet

Fabienne Gauchet trained at the Newark School of Violin Making from where she graduated in 1998. She continued her training through apprenticeships in France, her birth country. Established in Canada since 2000, she worked in the renowned workshop of Wilder & Davis luthiers for fifteen years. Enriched by the environment at Wilder and Davis, she now devotes her time working on new instruments of her own. Constantly seeking to expand her knowledge she has been participating in the Oberlin Violin Making Workshop, exhibitions and international violin making competitions.

She has been awarded VSA Certificates of Merit for workmanship for a cello in 2014 and a violin in 2016, a Certificate of Merit for tone for a cello in 2018 and a double Certificate of Merit for tone and workmanship in 2018 for a viola. She was also a finalist at Viola’s 2016 and received an honorable mention for a violin at the XVth Triennale in Cremona in 2018.


Back length: 353mm – String length: 327mm
Upper bout: 165mm – Middle bout: 112mm – Lower bout: 205mm