Doriane Bodart

Born into a family of artists in 1972, Doriane Bodart is the granddaughter of the great sculptor Marcel Bodart, and her parents were both violin makers (luthiers). She learned her craft from world-renowned master bow-makers, acquiring during her years of apprenticeship the century-old techniques in the tradition of French bow-making. She has worked together with great masters such as Stephane Thomachot, Noel Burke, Charles Espey, Pierre Guillaume. She attended master classes at Oberlin (Ohio) and has participated in numerous exhibitions - in 2014 in the "Great Hall of the Villette", and for the past 3 years at the Bellevilloise exhibition in Paris, a grouping which brings together the greatest contemporary bow-makers.   In competition in 2016, she participated at “Viola’s” at the CRN Paris, and in the contemporary bow competition in Amsterdam in April. She has contributed to diverse projects, for example, at the behest of Andy Lim, for the manufacture of a viola bow mounted with silver and ivory, a special project for Darling publications.


She chooses with great care the best Pernambuco wood known for its excellence for bows. The name of Bodart is now renowned for its reliability, and high-quality workmanship. Doriane works from her beautiful Parisian studio in the famous Montparnasse district. Many gifted musicians use her bows, which are widely distributed abroad, in Vienna, the United States, Japan..