Personalized work with musicians
Professional musicians from orchestras and chamber
music ensembles, worldwide, compose the core of Benoît
Rolland’s clientele. Now mostly receiving commissioned
orders, Benoît studies each musician’s playing style
and instrument, before creating a bow. He regularly
attends rehearsals and performances; fluent in music
reading and listening, he can evaluate the technical
difficulties and bowing requisites of any particular
As a former young violinist, Benoît has an easy
dialogue with students: he allows time for young
musicians and follows them as they develop their
technique. At the Studio, very young players also find
attention and advice on all information they wish to seek.
Many music students later pursued other careers, but
keep giving time to music practice. Amateur string
players are welcomed at the Studio.
Collectors and investors have a different dialogue
with Benoît : their commissions allow the creation of
unusual pieces. Collectors help keeping some bows
untouched as references for the future.
Rolland’s work with Soloists
Central to Benoît Rolland’s work has been his
collaboration with major soloists of this 35-years
period. Designing bows to the requirements of outstanding
musicians impacts the evolution of bow making
far beyond the project of a single bow.
Benoît is preparing a book where he will speak of his
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