Youenn Bothorel

Youenn Bothorel is a luthier based in Dublin, Ireland. At 19 years old, his sensitivity to music and instruments led him to the Newark School of Violin Making in England, from which he graduated in 2001. After experiencing life in different workshops across the globe, he established himself in Dublin in 2008, and now devotes his time to the creation of violins, violas and cellos.

While Youenn draws his inspiration primarily from the great masters of classical violin making, he is also stimulated by the continuing evolution of contemporary making. He enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas with fellow violin makers, and has participated in various workshops and events. As a violin maker, he is committed to understanding the unique requirements of individual musicians and is keen to meet their expectations.

Youenn is an active member of the CLAC « Collectif de Lutherie et Archèterie Contemporaine » and some of his instruments are on display at the CLAC’s permanent exhibition in the heart of Paris.


Body length: 354 mm

String length: 330 mm

Upper bout: 165 mm

Middle bout: 115 mm

Lower bout: 204 mm