One of the most renowned bow makers at the turn of the 20th century, Victor François Fétique (1872 - 1933) was born in Mirecourt, France into a family of luthiers. Son of violin maker Charles-Claude Fétique (1853 - 1911), Victor and his brother Jules Fétique (1875 - 1951) studied bow making in various Mirecourt workshops, including those of Jean-Baptiste Husson, Sigisbert Fourrier Maline, and Paul Émile Miquel, before working for Charles Nicolas Bazin II. Both brothers took jobs in Paris: Victor joined Caressa & Français in 1901, and Jules joined Eugéne Sartory's shop in 1902.
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Victor Fetique | Paris circa 1930 | Octagonal | Silver and ebony frog and button | 4/4
Swiss bow maker Pierre-Yves Fuchs (b. 1959) is one of the most celebrated bow makers working today. He studied with Stéphane Thomachot, Gilles Duhaut, Pierre Guillaume, and Benoit Rolland, and established his own workshop in 1997.
His bows are in high demand among professional players worldwide and have won numerous awards at international competitions. In the Violin Society of America competition of 2004, Fuchs received the unprecedented honor of winning four Gold Medals: one for each of his violin, viola, cello, and bass bows, and earning him the title of ?Hors Concours.?
His bow making style is inspired by Peccatte, Maire, and Pajeot.
Pierre-Yves Fuchs | Round | Gold and ebony frog and button
French bow maker Eric Fournier discovered bow making at an early age. In 1998, he began making bows under the tutelage of Stéphane Müller in Toulouse. He has trained with many other prestigious makers, including Edwin Clément, Gilles Duhaut, Eric Grandchamp, Yannick Le Canu, and Georges Tepho, with whom he currently shares a workshop in Quimper, France. Fournier has won numerous awards for his bows, including two Gold Medals in the Violin Society of America competition of 2014 for a viola bow and a cello bow.
Eric Fournier | Round | Silver and ebony frog and button | 4/4
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