Violin Workshop in Sion
Jérémie Bonnet Luthier
Rental, selling, construction, restoration of violins, violas, cellos.
Accessories, bow rehair.
The Jean-Noël Rybicki workshop, active in Sion for 35 years, continues its activities with the violin maker Jérémie Bonnet.
(arranging an appointment is recommended)
MONDAY 15:00 - 18:00
TUESDAY to FRIDAY
by appointment outside of these hours.
Ruelle du Chapitre 3
1950 Sion, Valais, Suisse
(+41) 027 322 74 74
E-mail: click here
strings and accessories
In our workshop, we make violins, violas and cellos by hand, in the purest tradition of Italian violin making, while bringing a modern and personal style. We also restore these instruments with recent techniques, respecting the ethics and the history of these objects.
We have a wide selection of instruments for sale in different categories. Instruments for professionals or amateurs, revised, tested and tuned to offer you the best sound. Each instrument is unique, we are here to advise you and find the right one for you.
We have violins, violas and cellos available for hire for all sizes and ages.
Prices vary according to the instrument, please contact us for more details.
The tone quality of your instrument depends on the combination of several parameters (the tension and the position of the soundpost, the inclination of the neck, the height of the bridge...). These settings can be modified to make the most of your instrument and to adapt it to your desires.
Maximilan Vitalis Himmer
VIolin De Angelis
Violin Karel Vàvra
Fecit Pragae 1980
Other instruments available here
Once I graduated from the "Civica Scuola di Liuteria" in Milan, I continued my training, in quartet instruments construction and restoration, by working with Italian Master stringed-instruments makers such as Luca Primon in Trento and Igor Moroder in Turin.
After working in Saint-Etienne, with the violin maker Patrick Charton, in 2013, I joined Pierre Mastrangelo's workshop, Pierre Gerber's successor, in Lausanne.
These different experiences enabled me to encounter many ancient instruments belonging to the golden age of violin-making.
Eager to expand my knowledge in old varnishes, I participated in several specialised courses with the fine art restorer and chemist François Perego.
I played with the OSUL in Lausanne and, I currently play in an orchestra in Sion. I thus have a daily instrumental practice, which allows me to listen carefully to the instruments as well as understand the requirements of musicians.
Golden medal with a violin, Pisogne competition in Italy.
Golden medal with a cello realised in collaboration with the violin maker Gianmaria Stelzer, Pisogne competition in Italy, too.
In 2019, I have taken over the violin workshop in Sion.
FOR SOME EXAMPLES OF INSTRUMENTS, CONSTRUCTED AND RESTORED BY MY CARE: