News and updates for Antoine Gourdon

For 2019!…

11-14 April 2019
Viola’s 2019
Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. International Viola Making Competition
Leading a team for the making of a small viola during the event.


December 2018
Violoncellenseine 2018. date to be confirmed. International Cello Making competition
7 September- 14 October 2018
4th of February 2018
Violin Maker’s Day Exhibition, Kings Place, London N1 9AG


Upcoming event at Birmingham:
Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival
18-24 November 2017
28th May 2017
Yue Yu playing Bruch Romance for Viola and Orchestra, op.85, Birmingham Town Hall   
12th March 2017
Violin Maker’s Day Exhibition, Kings place, London
Viola choosen by the Brodsky Quartet for the event’s concert.


Latest events for 2016

30 August 2016

Lecture given in Cambridge at The Violin Workshop

A 15 ½” Viola, a journey through its outline

8 – 15 May 2016

13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition

Exhibition of the violins presented for the 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition

National Museum – Poznan, Poland

Link to my work “Fraternity” and “Liberty

2nd April 2016

VIOLA’S 2016

PARIS  Association Franco-Europeenne de l’Alto  –  International Viola Making Prize, Prix “Coup de Coeur Renaud Stahl”

13th March 2016

BVMA Maker’s day

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS.

 October 2015

10-11 October 2015

The British Violin Maker Association twentieth anniversary celebrations

Newark Town Hall


25th September- 11th October 2015

CREMONA Museo Del Violino- Padiglione Andrea Amati

Exhibition of the viola registered in the XIV th Antonio Stradivari Triennale competition


Now in the hands of young talented artists, two of my instruments have recently been acquired by the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Lutherie 2015

Come and meet me at Lutherie 2015!

When? Saturday 2nd May

Where? Barnabygate Methodist Church, Newark. NG24 1PX

The 17th annual Spring seminar for violinmakers. Registration is now open! More details at this link


I am currently preparing for a violin making competition. In respect of the Rules applied, I’ll post pictures and comments… After the event of course!


© Antoine Gourdon