Pierre Nehr is one of the foremost makers of his generation and we're thrilled to have received two brand-new examples of his work (a violin and viola bow).
This violin bow is made on a slightly more elongated model than previous bows we've had and has the feeling of a late 19th-century to early 20th-century French stick. It is sunny, focused, and has an incisive grip, but with suppleness to the stick that evokes a bright and colorful harmonic response. It is quite a nimble bow and has a petite handle that feels like it will never leave your grip.
An excellent bow for a violinist looking for something colorful and refined!
WEIGHT: 59.5 grams
MOUNTS: Gold and ebony
In September 1995 at the age of 16, Pierre began his 5 year apprenticeship with his brother, Jean-Pascal Nehr in Marseille. During this time, Pierre also finished an apprenticeship in 1998 in Mirecourt.
In 2000, Pierre went to Paris to work in the workshop of Gilles Chancereul, luthier and expert.
In 2002, Pierre opened his workshop in Paris, devoting himself to the making of bows and the restoration of old bows for various luthiers and international collectors.
Pierre's bows are entirely handmade according to French tradition, where the work is influenced by the great French masters of the 19th century, to which he brings his personal style. Currently, he works only on the creation of new bows.
Pierre's bows are played by orchestra musicians, chamber musicians, concertmasters, soloists, as well as collectors around the world.
Certificate of Merit (vn) VSA 2008
Gold Medal (ce) & Bronze Medal (vn) Mittenwald 2010
3rd place (va) Vatelot Competition 2011
Certificate of Merit (ce) VSA 2012;
“Coup de Coeur” French Cello Society, Paris 2012
“Coup de Coeur” Diederik Suys Viola's competition, Paris 2016
"Certificats d’Honneur" Concours International Dominique Peccatte, Paris 2016
Member of the jury at International Bow Making Competition-Amsterdam 2016
President of the jury at International Bow Making Competition Viola's, Paris 2019
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