A viola bow by Joséphine Thomachot, gold mounted

Joséphine was born in 1986 in Paris.

After an academic career in geologic engineerging Josephine Thomachot began training as a bow maker with her father Stephane Thomachot in 2013. Stephane taught her the French method of bow making as he had learned it from his teacher Bernard Ouchard. To further her knowledge of baroque bows Josephine secured a position in the workshop of bow maker David Hawthorne in Boston, Mass., USA and followed this with a period spent working in l’Atelier d’Arthur with Arthur Dubroca et Alexandre Aumont in Paris.

Since 2015 Josephine has had several opportunities to develop her skills in the workshop of both Noel Burke in Ireland and Emmanuel Carlier in Paris.

In 2016 Josephine participated at the Violin Society of America and won a certificate of merit for workmanship for a viola bow.

She presently lives and works in Paris where she specialized in making modern bows.

Price range: £6,000 - £14,000

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