Youenn Bothorel

Instruments: Makers | Violin Makers

His sensitivity to music and its instruments led him at 19 years old to Newark School of Violin Making, England, from which he graduated in 2001. After experiencing life and working in different workshops across the world, he established himself in Dublin in 2008 and devotes his time to the creation of violins, violas and cellos. While Youenn draws his inspiration primarily from the great masters of classical violin making, he is also stimulated by the evolution in contemporary making. He enjoys sharing knowledge with fellow violin makers and has participated in various workshops and events. He is committed to understanding the unique requirements of individual musicians and is keen to meet their expectations.

He is an active member of the CLAC «Collectif de Lutherie et Archèterie contemporaine » which aims to contribute to the vibrancy of contemporary instrument making and to promote it.

Some of his instruments are on display at the CLAC’s permanent exhibition in the heart of Paris.

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