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.
This fine contemporary French violin bow is immaculately carved of high-quality red-orange pernambuco. The work displays craftsmanship at the highest level and a blend of personal style with respect for time-honored making techniques. The stick is strong, lightning-quick and produces a full and powerful tone. This bow is ideal for conservatory-level students and professional players of all types.