Pierre-Marie Leduc was born in Saint-Malo in 1976, and comes from a line of musicians  (see photo gallery).
He knew at the age of 16 that he wanted to be a violin maker.

 

 

During his studies at the renowned school of Mirecourt (Ecole Nationale de Lutherie de Mirecourt), he learns :

  • the making of instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass), 

  • the varnish and assembly (pegs, bridge, sound post...), 

  • and the restoration.

He gratuated from :

  • Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnel de luthier

  • Brevet Technique spécialité Lutherie

 

   

Several training periods in different craft workshops in France and abroad, where he gathered his skills and working methods..

For 3 years Pierre-Marie has been assistant to Jan Strick (famous violin maker in Brussels) where he learned about life and organization of a workshop, contact with musicians, the taste for the restoration and turning of instruments.

Strong of all these experiences, Pierre-Marie decides to come back to Saint-Malo and open his own workshop in 2000.