Benoit Rolland Violin Bow, Paris, France, 1980s

A fantastic Paris period silver mounted pernambuco violin bow by Benoit Rolland. 60 grams, powerful, focused, incredibly nimble, colorful. Plays like a dream.

About the maker:

Benoît Marie Rolland (born 12 September, 1954 Paris), is an internationally renowned bow maker and musician, currently established in Boston, Massachusetts. An internationally renowned bow maker, he is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (2017

Awards:

Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres 2017

MacArthur Fellow 2012-2017 (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

First Prize Patrimonialis, 1996 (Foundation for French Patrimony)

First International Prize Musicora, 1994

Award ANVAR, 1991 (National Agency for Research)

Master of Art in Bow Making, 1983 (Maitre Archetier d'Art)

Gold medal Best Artisan of France, 1979 (Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France)

Benoit Rolland Violin Bow, Paris, France, 1980s