Emmanuel Carlier

Bow Maker

Emmanuel Carlier began his bow-making apprenticeship in 2005. Two years later, he joined Pierre Guillaume in Brussels with whom he developed his taste for old bows. In 2010, Emmanuel returned to Paris to focus on his own bowmaking. From 2013-2014, he completed a residence at Villa Medici, the french academy in Roma. Many of his bows are now played in major orchestras around the world.


Awards :

– “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, 2019

– 4 gold medals, Violin Society of America, 2016 and 2012

– Best Playing Viola Bow, Darling Bow Making Competition – Amsterdam 2016

– Gold medal, and Silver medal, International Violin and Bow Making Competition, Mittenwald 2010