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David DEROY

maker ,restorer and dealer , violins , violas, cellos and bows

David DEROY was Born in 1977, he was very early interested in music and woodworking . At the age of 15 he left its native Normandy to enter the French National violinmaking School in Mirecourt, where he stayed for 3 years before graduating in 1995 . It is in Angers (west of France ) that Master violin maker Jacques BAUER offered him to improve his restoration skills , learning the basics of set up and sound adjustments, He worked two years in his workshop. In 1997, David DEROY worked one year in the workshop of Morris and Smith of London, where he had the opportunity to restore and studdy the most beautiful instruments of the Classical Italian Masters: Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati , Bergonzi, Guadagnini… In 1998, Belgian violin maker Jan STRICK invites him to join the team of violin makers at the Maison BERNARD of Brussels, workshop full of History since it was created in 1871, he will spend 5 years there. All those years in contact with the most beautiful old instruments increased his interest for creation and making of new instruments. In April 2004, David DEROY took part in its first international competition of Violin Making in London where he won a first price. After these years of training and experiment, he decides to open his own shop in Brittany in the city of Vannes in October 2004. - First Prize for Violon , London BVMA competition 2004 -prize for Viola making in Paris Competition Viola's 2009

Contact Information

Address: 10 rue Abel LE ROY
VANNES
56000
Telephone: 003397540857
Email: daviolon@hotmail.com
Website: http://deroy-luthier.com