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Marie Chastagnol, Quimper, France 2019
Cello bow by Marie Chastagnol. Highly resonant stick, with excellent balance of suppleness and resiliency.

Marie Chastagnol attended the National School of Violin-making in Mirecourt, France, for three 
years. While studying there, she spent a few weeks in the workshop of Jean-Frédéric Schmitt in Lyon 
and with Arthur Dubroca and Alexandre Aumont in Paris. She made there her first steps in bow-

After passing her degree at Mirecourt in 2007, she worked for four years in the workshop of 
Yannick Le Canu in Lille. After that, she was employed as a bow-maker by Olivier Pérot in his 
Montreal, Canada, workshop. In 2013, she started to work with Georges Tépho, in Quimper, France. 

In 2017, she decided to create her own workshop in Quimper when Georges Tépho moved to Paris. 
She carries on working with bow-makers like Eric Fournier and Emmanuel Bégin to refine her 

In November 2018, Marie got a Certificate of Merit for workmanship for a violin bow at the Violin 
Society of America Competition in Cleveland. 

She is member of the new french contemporary violin & bow-making group in Paris : the Collectif de 
Lutherie et d'Archèterie Comtemporaines, and is represented by Bay Fine Strings in the United States.

Marie Chastagnol, Quimper, France 2019

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