An exquisite silver mounted violin bow by Victor Bernard, was made on the inspiration of a late 19th century FX Tourte model of his design. The bow was to be presented as an Exposition example for the Salon du Violon in Lyon 2020 that was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The bow is 59.9 grams, generating a sound that is warmly and smoothly nuanced with powerful tone, that is both wide, strong, stable, along with an incisively quick and subtle quality, yet with powerful resilience in the stick.
Victor Bernard was born in 1985 in Compiegne, France.
At 20 years old, he crossed the Channel to study his passion at the Newark School of Violin Making from where he graduated in 2008.
Passionate about bow making, he joined Maison Bernard in Brussels the same year to work under Pierre Guillaume’s expertise in bow making and restoration where he developed his taste for antique bows and grow his expertise.
In 2014, he joined the Atelier Flagey in Brussels and work alongside with violinmakers Catherine Janssens and Joanne Van Bosterhaut.
Victor is an active member of Ekho, an association created for the promotion of contemporary violin and bow making.
In 2014, his work was recognized by the Marcel Vatelot Foundation and received a grant to help him develop his workshop and prepare for international bow making competitions.
In 2013 he had work experiences with Georges Tepho and Eric Fournier, Eric Grandchamp in Britany, and with Emmanuel Carlier in Paris.
-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
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