Victor Bernard was born in 1985 near Paris, France.
At 20 years old, he crossed the Channel to study his passion at the Newark School of Violin Making from where he graduated in 2008.
Passionate about bow making, he joined Maison Bernard in Brussels the same year to work under Pierre Guillaume’s expertise in bow making and restoration where he was able to develop his taste for antique bows and grow his expertise.
In 2014, he joined the Atelier Flagey in Brussels and work alongside with violinmaker Joanne Van Bosterhaut.
Victor is an member of Ekho, an association created for the promotion of contemporary violin and bow making.
In 2014, he received a grant from the Marcel Vatelot Foundation to help him develop his workshop and prepare international bow making competitions.
He multiplied work experiences with bowmakers Georges Tepho, Eric Fournier, Eric Grandchamp in Britany and Noel Burke, Robert Morrow, Stéphane Thomachot at the Banrty Festival and Emmanuel Carlier in Paris.
Victor Bernard Awards:
2019 — Viola’s Paris 2019: First Price Bow making Competition
2018 — VSA Violin Society of America (2018) Certificat of Merit – violin,viola and cello and Gold medal- bass.
2018 — International Bow making Competition Mittenwald, Germany (2018) Silver medal – viola, Silver medal – cello
2016 — VSA Violin Society of America (2016) : Certificat of Merit – violin
2016 — Viola’s 2016: Coup de Coeur from Geneviève STROSSER
2014 — VSA Violin Society of America (2014): Certificat of Merit – violin
2014 — International Bow making Competition Mittenwald, Germany (2014): Gold medal – viola, Bronze medal – cello
2012 — Violoncelle en Seine, Paris (2012): Finalist Certificat