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Victor Bernard, Brussels, Belgium, 2019

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Gold mounted viola bow by Victor Bernard, made right after his victory at the Viola's competition in Paris 2019. 70 grams, generating with sound in a broad, strong, and rich way, along with a quick and subtle quality, yet with powerful resilience.

About Victor:

Victor BERNARD was born in 1985 near Paris, France.

Passionate about bow making, Victor graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making. Afterwards he worked  in Brussels under Pierre Guillaume’s expertise in bow making and restoration where he was able to develop his taste for antique bows.

Victor gathered further work experience with renowned bowmakers in Europe.

In 2014, he joined the Atelier Flagey in Brussels and worked alongside violinmaker Joanne Van Bosterhaut.

Victor is a founding member of Ekho, an association created for the promotion of contemporary violin and bow making through exhibitions.

He regularly takes part in international bow making exhibitions, Belgium, France, Germany, England, Ireland, United States, Japan, etc. 

To date, Victor has won First Prize in bow making at Viola's Paris in 2019, two Gold Medals and seven Certificates of Merit at the Violin Society of America, and one Gold Medal, two Silver, and one Bronze at the Mittenwald International Bow making Competition in Germany. Victor's bows are in demand worldwide. 



-VSA Violin Society of America (2022)

Gold Medal - Violin Bow

Certificate of merit - Viola Bow

Certificate of merit - Cello Bow

-Viola's Competition in Paris (2019)

First Prize for Viola Bow

-VSA Violin Society of America (2018)

certificate of merit - violin bow

certificate of merit - viola bow

certificate of merit - cello bow

Gold Medal - double bass bow

-VSA Violin Society of America (2016) certificate of Merit - violin bow

Viola’s 2016 | Coup de Coeur from de Geneviève Strosser

-VSA Violin Society of America (2014) | ertificat of Merit – violin bow

-International Bow making Competition Mittenwald, Germany (2014) | Gold medal – viola bow; Bronze medal – cello bow

Violoncelle en Seine, Paris (2012) | Finalist Certificate

Victor Bernard, Brussels, Belgium, 2019

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