Eric Fournier was born in 1985 in Quimper, France.
At the age of 11, he discovered violin making and he began to spend his summers in violin workshops. Years later, in 1998, Stéphane Muller opened the world of bow making to him and he never left. For the last 10 years he has worked with prestigious and renowned bow makers in France and Europe.
Fournier has won many awards in international bow making competitions like the Violin Society of America, including 2 gold medals in 2010 and an award at the Concours International de la Ville de Paris in 2011.
Since 2013 he has worked in his own workshop.
Eric Fournier Awards:
2005 — First Prize at the Société d’Encouragement aux Métiers d’Arts (Society for the Promotion of Arts and Crafts)
2008 — Violin Society of America Competition, 2 certificates of Merit
2010 — Violin Society of America Competition, certificates of Merit and 2 gold medals
2011 — Concours International de la Ville de Paris, 2nd prize for a viola bow and 4th for a violin bow
2014 — Violin Society of America Competition, 1 certificate of merit (violin) and 3 gold medals (viola, cello, double bass)
2015 — Meilleur ouvrier de France / Best Craftsman of France
2016 — Violin Society of America Competition, Cleveland. Certificate of merit for Violin, Gold medal for Viola and Gold medal for Cello
2016 — Darling international Bow Making Competition, Amsterdam. Grand Prix for Workmanship for Violin, Grand Prix for Workmanship for Viola and Player Award for Violin.