Victor Bernard

Instruments: Bow Makers | Makers

Victor Bernard was born in 1985 near Paris, France.

After being graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making, passionate about bow making, he work in Brussels under Pierre Guillaume’s expertise in bow making and restoration where he was able to develop his taste for antique bows.

Then he multiplied work experiences with renowned bowmakers around Europe.

In 2014, he joined the Atelier Flagey in Brussels and work alongside with violinmaker Joanne Van Bosterhaut.

He is an organiser member of Ekho, an association created for the promotion of contemporary violin and bow making through exhibitions, concerts, masterclasses, conferences and workshop sessions.

He has won two Gold Medals and 7 Certificates of Merit at the Violin Society of America, First Price bow making at Viola’s Paris 2019, one Gold Medal,  two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal at the Mittenwald International Bow making Competition in Germany.

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