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Benoit Rolland Violin Bow, Paris, France, 1980s

*SOLD or NO LONGER AVAILABLE* Listing for archive purposes only, see violins bows tab for current inventory listings

Benoit Rolland's bows are quite coveted amongst players, especially the early works from his Paris period. This powerful bow is focused, incredibly nimble, and possesses a sophisticated and colorful tonal palette. It is a wonderful player's bow from one of the top contemporary bow makers in the world.


WEIGHT: 60 grams

MOUNTS: Silver and Ebony


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



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

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