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VSA 2018 certificate of merit bow, 61.3 grams. Strong and flexible bow throughout stick, powerful yet delicate tone, with complex harmonic content.
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
-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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