The instrument and bow makers, Yann Besson enjoys working with…
During his 22 years working as a luthier, Yann has enjoyed working collaboratively with colleagues who share the common goal of producing great sounding instruments.
To reap the benefits of working with his contemporaries whilst sharing ideas, Yann travels within Europe to work alongside his colleagues. Makers are also invited to visit his workshop near Saintes, in France (the ideal setting to make beautiful instruments).
Whilst working collaboratively, some of the topics raised are: how to get the best acoustics, which tools work best to achieve a particular acoustic and aesthetic result ?
Which makers does Yann get his inspiration from?
Because of their ability to express themselves within an acoustical and technical frame, these are some of the colleagues he enjoys the work of:
Yann would also like mention and give thanks, for their patience whilst training him to make and restore bows, to:
- Richard Wilson, from Cambridge
- Jutta Walcher from Oxford
These makers who set the sound free
These artists Yann is connected to
Violon and bow makers know each other, respect themselves, meet, join or not. Their work is a perpetual quest which never ends.
Yann Besson likes getting all these influences and expressing his gratitude towards those who deliver them!