Rococo Violin Shop: Luthier. A knowledge of shaping that has been passed down through the centuries. It is an art form; a meditation; a mindful practice.
The Life of an instrument and a bow begins long before a musician holds the carefully crafted finished product in their hands. It started with a seed, that grew into a tree - it was a living tree, one with breath, one with pulse, one that saw many seasons - it is the charge of the Luthier to honour the tree, to create a work of art, to breathe the life back into the wood, and to create an instrument that sings to the world.
'For me, repairing and making is a passion, I am in love with my craft, and this love demands total dedication. I only use materials and procedures that will not compromise the integrity of the art.' ... Rachele Turgeon
Owners of instruments and bows have an obligation as well: If you own a fine or vintage piece, please remember that to be an owner is to be a custodian. A custodian has a responsibility to the future generations and that responsibility is to pass on the instrument or bow in as good, or better condition that when received. Let all actions be for the preservation of the future.
Our shop has in its possession several clients' bows and/or instruments. Attempts are being made to contact these clients.
I can be reached by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All instruments and/or bows will be returned to the rightful owners.
I look forward to our new location reopening in 2024.