A special exposition bow made for Bay Fine Strings and exhibited in November at the 2018 Bellevilloise in Paris. It is a copy of the Tourte that sold at a world record auction price of over $700000 in 2017. The Silver on the ferrule and button are made with a 19th century silver Louis Phillipe coin melted and used. The frog is without slide and has full length pearl. 60.3 grams. Vintage tone and responsive with a sonorous character, lively, suppleness coupled with strength. Pascal Camurat, is a respected French archetier. Born in 1960, Pascal Camurat was trained as violin maker in Mittenwald and as bow maker in Paris. Since then, his career has gradually become enriched in all facets of the music business: manufacturing of instruments and bows, repairing, restoration, trading of instruments and expertise. Having made his first bow in Paul Siefried’s shop in Los Angeles in 1984, he completed his bow training with Stephane Thomachot. While in LA, he completed his training in restoration of instruments with internships at Hans Weisshaar (Los Angeles, 1985) and in the studio of Charles Beare (London, 1987) after which he succeeded his father Jacques Camurat in Paris for 10 years with his brother Bernard. His professional activities have led him to become General Secretary of the International Society of Violin and Bow Makers, as well as Chairman of the Association of Violin and Bow Makers of France. Today, he has find his place in Montpellier where he makes fine violins and particularly the finest bows, where he has an international clientele.
Pascal Camurat, Expo Bellevilloise 2018, Montpellier, France Vichy Tourte Copy