Yannick Le Canu
Yannick Le Canu was born in Massy, France, in 1976. As a teenager, he used to spend most of the time in his uncle’s violin and bow making workshop, the famous Loïc Le Canu and Bernard Millant. There he absorbed the warm atmosphere and stimulating proximity with prestigious instruments.
He was quickly awakened by bow making, as well as restoration and expertise.
I was lucky to have been able to learn in this distinguished bow making workshop, and to be taught about all the aspects of this specialisation, where I could also take part in some research
In 1998, he graduated under the supervision of Eric Grandshamp. Between 2000 and 2004 he worked in the Arezzo workshop, in Toulouse. Currently he works in his own workshop together with luthier Juliette Desmarchelier, in Lille.
In 2012, expert bow maker Jean-François Raffin asked Le Canu to collaborate with him and Sylvain Bigot in his office.
In conclusion, Yannick le Canu has become one of the best and most promising bow makers internationally. He has won numerous awards which confirm he is already a referent in this field worldwide.