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, in a very nice house in the St Patern  historical area .


Cécile THENE

Born in Saint-Maurice (Paris ) , she began violin playing at the age of  6 , in an academy of the Paris area . At 18 years, she  leaves to study at the violin making school of Quebec (in Canada). After graduating she returns  in Europe , after a short period  in a workshop in Bordeaux, she will work ten years in the  workshop of  violin maker Gert SCHRIJVERS, in Hasselt , Belgium, devoting herself  to restoration, maintenance and  adjustment of  the string quartet family instruments . In March 2007, she joined David DEROY in his workshop .


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