30 ans years of experience in bow making

Agnès Saumagne archetière inspirée par Peccatte, Pageot, Tourte, Adam, Vigneron, Sartory

Before opening her own workshop alongside Nicolas Saumagne, Agnès received a thorough international education.

This is her career path:

Ecole de Lutherie

Mirecourt, France

After three years studying at the very heart of French violin making, Agnès passed her professional certificate in 1989

Pierre Guillaume Workshop

Brussels, Belgium

She then seized the opportunity to complete her education by tackling bow making in the purest french tradition

Jean-François Raffin Workshop

Paris, France

Joining the team of this renowned workshop gave her access to a solid training in restoration and copying

Machold Workshop

Bremen, Germany

As the only bow maker of the workshop, Agnes accessed a rich collection of fine bows: a major source of documentation and inspiration

Wilder and Davis Workshop

Montreal, Canada

She was called accross the Atlantic to produce new bows

Member of the Aladfi

Association of Violin Makers and Bow Makers for the Development of Instrumental Craftsmanship

This affiliation enables countless exchanges with her colleagues and expands her horizon

Opening of the Saumagne Workshop

La Roche-sur-Foron, France

She opens her own workshop in 1996 with Nicolas Saumagne, violin maker, in a bright and inspiring location essential to the production of fine bows conceived as unique pieces for demanding musicians

Recognised as an Arts Craftswoman

By the Chambre des Métiers et de l'Artisanat

Certified EPV

Living Heritage Company

In 2008, the values of the Saumagne Workshop are rewarded by this prize inspired by the 'national living treasures' of Japan