Victor BernardBow Maker 

Victor Bernard was born in 1985 in Compiegne, France.


At 20 years old, he crossed the Channel to study his passion at the Newark School of Violin Making from where he graduated in 2008.

Passionate about bow making, he joined Maison Bernard in Brussels the same year to work under Pierre Guillaume’s expertise in bow making and restoration where he developed his taste for antique bows and grow his expertise.

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

Victor is an active member of Ekho, an association created for the promotion of contemporary violin and bow making.

In 2014, his work was recognized by the Marcel Vatelot Foundation and received a grant to help him develop his workshop and prepare international bow making competitions.


In 2013 he multiplied work experiences with Georges Tepho and Eric Fournier, Eric Grandchamp in Britany, and with Emmanuel Carlier in Paris.



  • VSA Violin Society of America (2016) | certificat of Merit – violin bow

  • Viola’s 2016 | Coup de Coeur from de Geneviève STROSSER

  • VSA Violin Society of America (2014) | ertificat of Merit – violin bow

  • International Bow making Competition Mittenwald, Germany (2014) | Gold medal – viola bow; Bronze medal – cello bow

  • Violoncelle en Seine, Paris (2012) | Finalist Certificat