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Monica Fortin & Camille Dolibeau cello, 2016, Amsterdam

CODE: CL~F76-1
This instrument is part of the 2017 American Contemporary Violin & Bow Maker Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles.

Monica was born in Cuba and studied violin since the age of seven. When her family moved to Mexico, she took an interest in how her instrument was constructed and made her first three instruments there. In 2003 she was accepted to the Ecole nationale de lutherie de Mirecourt, in France. After her time in Mirecourt she went to work with Pascal Gilis at L'Atelier Meteny in Belgium.

After working in Belgium, Monica continued gaining experience with luthiers in France, the USA, and Canada as well as participating in the Oberlin Violinmaking Workshop.
Monica has lived in the USA since 2011, and established herself in the Washington, DC Area in late 2013. She makes new istruments at Fortin Violins, her own workshop, and also works part-time at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD. Monica is a member of The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.

Passionate about quartet instrument making for over a decade, Camille Dolibeau is a violin maker in Amsterdam.
After having graduated from Ecole nationale de lutherie de Mirecourt in 2006, Camille continued her education at workshops in France, Belgium, Canada and Mexico.
From 2011 to 2015 she restored instruments under the direction of Andreas Post in Amsterdam. She currently has her own studio in Kruxamsterdam, where she makes violins, violas and
cellos inspired by old Italian and Dutch master designs. Since the beginning of 2016, she has fully devoted her time to the construction of new instruments.
Camille's instruments are currently played by musicians from around the world.