Emmanuel Carlier

Instruments: Bow Makers | Makers

Emmanuel Carlier was born in 1975 near Paris. After history studies, a violin making apprenticeship and few years of journalism, it was his meeting with bows that proves decisive. He trained at Tours with Gilles Duhaut, then he joined the Bernard House in Brussels where he developped his taste for antique bows and he specialized in restoration with Pierre Guillaume. In 2010, he moved to Paris. The following year, he received a grant from the Marcel Vatelot Fondation to support the development of his workshop. In 2013, he admitted as resident for one year of the French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici.


  • Three gold medals (violin, cello and double bass), certificat of merit (viola), VSA – Cleveland 2012.
  • Certificate of merit (double bass), VSA – Cleveland 2010
  • Gold medal (viola), and Silver medal (cello), Mittenwald 2010
Emmanuel Carlier
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation