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Nicolas GILLES Violin Maker in Villeneuvette in France  |  +33 6 10 49 35 12  |


Classical guitar studies from 1986 at schools and conservatories in Clermont l’Herault, Montpellier, Nancy, Mirecourt :
superior diploma with special mention.

In 1988 he took part in the special classic guitar TV program « L’ecole des Fans » presented by Jacques Martin with the guest Pedro Ibanez, in the same year he got the first price in the international classic guitar competition of Romans (Isere).

French school of violin making in Mirecourt from 1993 to 1996 :
final diploma.

English school of violin making in Newark from 1996 to 1998 :
diploma with mention ”upper merit”.

Assistant of Charles Luc Hommel in Marseille, France from 1998 to 2000 (mainly in restoration in one of the oldest workshop of France).

Assistant of Frederic Chaudiere in Montpellier, France from 2000 to 2002 (making).

Set up workshop in 2001 in Montpellier, making quartet instruments.

In 2016 he move his workshop 40 minutes away from Montpellier to Villeneuvette an ancient Royal manufacture of the 17th century.

Nicolas Gilles

Violin Maker in Villeneuvette – France


Making of violin, viola and cello