The workshop opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2009, where Eugenie now provides quality repairs, maintenance and restorations on instruments of the violin family, Gambas and their bows.
Her collection of fine Classical and contemporary instruments has been carefully selected to serve the professional as well as the student and the amateur player, always listening to the needs to her every client.
Occasionally the workshop will be able to sell instruments on a commission basis and we would be delighted to discuss it further with you if you have any queries.
Eugenie graduated as a Baroque cellist from the Paris Schola Cantorum in 1999 having studied with Erwan Faure and received her Music and cello B.Mus. from Paris Conservatoire in 2000.
After some years playing full time in Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as teaching the cello, Eugenie went to study violin making at London Metropolitan University where she graduated in 2005 with Distinction.
Trained in different well known London workshops such as J.P.Guivier and F.Leonhard, she carried out her repair and restoration apprenticeship for a further 3 years with Peter Ratcliff in his Brighton’s workshop.
Thanks to her work and experience with Peter she has been able to become a Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholar in July 2007 following a full restoration work on a Thomas Urquhart violin, London circa 1670.
When time allows, Eugenie still enjoys playing free-lance in some of the London Orchestras and as a cellist and musician herself, appreciates and understands the string players needs.