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Nicolas GILLES
Violin Maker in Villeneuvette
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Parcours Nicolas Gilles Luthier Montpellier France  

Classical guitar studies from 1986 at schools and conservatories in Clermont l'Herault, Montpellier, Nancy, Mirecourt :
superior diploma with special mention.

In 1988 he took part in the special classic guitar TV program « L’ecole des Fans » presented by Jacques Martin with the guest Pedro Ibanez, in the same year he got the first price in the international classic guitar competition of Romans (Isere).

French school of violin making in Mirecourt from 1993 to 1996 :
final diploma.

English school of violin making in Newark from 1996 to 1998 :
diploma with mention " upper merit ".

Assistant of Charles Luc Hommel in Marseille, France from 1998 to 2000 (mainly in restoration in one of the oldest workshop of France).

Assistant of Frederic Chaudiere in Montpellier, France from 2000 to 2002 (making).

Set up workshop in 2001 in Montpellier, making quartet instruments.


The workshop is located in the historic centre of Montpellier: the "Sainte Anne square" is one of the most important cultural districts in the city.