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Eric Blot

Eric Blot was born in Paris on the 10th of January 1955. He obtained his high school diploma (“Baccalauréat”) in France. In 1974, he moved to Cremona to attend the School of Violin Making. Four years later, he returned to Paris to perfection in instrument restoration at several noted violin makers’ workshops, restoring and constructing new instruments. In 1981, he established himself in Perugia (Italy) where he worked for several years, restoring instruments for local musicians as well as for musicians coming from Florence, Rome and Paris. Thanks to the experience gained in those years with numerous Italian instruments that he had the opportunity to see in his workshop, he elaborated the project of writing a book, that was then realized.
He has now settled his activity in Cremona.

His passion for Italian violin making, particularly the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s, brought him to undertake an important research that resulted in the publication of the 4 volumes “Liuteria Italiana”, as well as several contributions to catalogues of violin making exhibitions and other publications relative to violin making. Research carries on with determination – now dedicated to Neapolitan violin making – that will soon concretizes itself with the publication of the 5th volume part of “Liuteria Italiana”. Some time ago, he created a small publishing house specialized in publications about violin making.

Eric Blot also releases certificates of authenticity (on instruments of the 1800s and 1900s) that are appreciated on an international level.

He held several conferences for violin makers’ associations in France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Sweden accompanied with slide projection:

  • 1997 in Siena (Italy) conference for AEL (European association of Violin makers and Bowmakers) on the school of Turin;
  • 1997 in Cremona, during the Triennial, together with Bruce Carlson, on the theme of violin making in Piedmont;
  • 1998 in Ittigen, Switzerland. Two conferences for the SVGB (Swiss Association of Makers and Bowmakers) on the makers in Emilia Romagna and the school of Turin;
  • 2002 in Brescia (Italy) Eric organized an exhibition on violin maker Stefano Scarampella (a catalogue was published) and held a conference about the Scarampella family;
  • 2003 in Manheim (Germany) Eric held a conference on Scarampella.
  • 2004 in Tokyo (Japan) at the Tokyo Music Fair he was invited by the JISMA (Japan String Instrument Makers’ Association) to talk about violin making in Piedmont from 1800 to 1950.
  • 2005 in Pittsburgh (USA). Eric was invited to give a conference on violin making in Piedmont, specially about lives and work of two masters (Giovanni Francesco Pressenda and Giuseppe Rocca).
  • 2006 in Guidford (Australia). Eric was invited by the association of violin makers for a three-day workshop dedicated to several subjects of violin making, both historic as well as construction techniques.
  • 2006 in Baltimore (USA). Eric was a member of the jury for the VSA (Violin Society of America) competition and gave a conference on the Guadagnini family, after G.B. Guadagnini.

In the course of his career, Eric has restored important classical instruments made by violin makers of the 1600s, 1800s, and 1900s, owned by Italian and foreign musicians. Apart from the activities of restoration and expertise of Italian instruments, he has constructed new violins, violas and cellos, well appreciated on the international market. At the VSA competition of 2000, one of his violin received an award for “sound”.

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  • Eric Blot

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    Eric Bloot has restored important classical instruments made by violin makers of the 1600s, 1800s, and 1900s, owned by Italian and foreign musicians. Apart from the activities of restoration and expertise of Italian instruments, he has constructed new violins, violas and cellos, well appreciated on the international market. At the VSA competition of 2000, one of his violin received an award for “sound”.

     

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