Patrick Robin, born in a wine growers family of the Loire Valley is established as a violin maker in Angers in France since 1988. He has received international awards including two Gold Medals for violin and cello in Paris, in 1991, the Gold Medal for a viola in Mittenwald, in 1989, and the Gold Medal for a cello in Manchester, in 1994. Since, he has served on the juries of a number of international violin-making competitions.
He devotes himself to the making of violins, violas and cellos. He has made instruments for musicians such as Thomas Zehetmair, Renaud Capuçon, Bernard Greenhouse, Raphael and Elisabeth Wallfisch, Pauline Sachse, to only name a few.
The in-depth studies of some of the finest Italian instruments, shared with his violin maker colleagues, and the exchanges he has with musicians, are constant inspirations for his work.
Having for many years copied classical instruments he now interprets the principles and enjoys the freedom of style of this ancient art.
54. Violin Talk