Noémie is an award-winning luthier based in Risskov, Denmark. She has passionately been making violins, violas and cellos for the past 21 years.
She grew up with the love for music and discovered violin making when she began playing the violin at the age of 7. From that very moment, she knew that she had found her vocation. At the age of 14, she was admitted into 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 for Olivier Perot (Montréal, Canada), The Sound Post (Toronto, Canada), Urs Wenk Wolff (Oslo, Norway) and Jens Stenz, (Aarhus, Denmark)
Noémie loves to exchange ideas and knowledge with colleagues and takes part in different violin making workshops throughout the year.
“I had been looking for a new viola for quite few years and I had tried all the instruments that passed my way. In September 2015, I was handed a viola that I completely fell for from the first minut. I brought it home and compared it with my Storioni and I also compared it too many old master instruments and new made ones. I played symphony and chamber music on it and decided to buy it. It is very easy and comfortable to play, it’s well balanced and has a round and complexed sound and it has an incredible volume in the hall. So now, I’m a lucky and happy owner of a beautiful viola built by Noémie Viaud.”
Claus Myrup, Solo viola player of the Danish Radio Orchestra
2018 – 23rd Violin Society of America International Competition
Silver medal for workmanship, viola
2018 – 15th International “Triennale” Cremona Violin Making Competition
Honorable Mention, viola
2014 – The Art of Sound International Violin Making Competition
Second price, violin