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Violin-making demonstration

Le Bourg-d'Oisans
All the year by appointment .
Christel Lagarrigue
31, rue de Viennois
38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Access: In the centre of Bourg d’Oisans, between the organic food shop and the hardware, at the workshop.

Christel Lagarrigue invites you to discover the art of making stringed instruments – the work she dedicates herself to with passion. She will explain the various stages of violin making, from tracing the mould to adjusting the vibrations.

Christel Lagarrigue is a luthier based in Bourg d’Oisans. She is a trained musician and now devotes her time to making and restoring string quartet instruments (violins, violas, cellos and double-basses).
Her art requires time: one month for a violin and more than four months for a double-bass; from tracing the mould to adjusting the vibrations, from selecting the wood to applying the varnish and strings. At each step, intuition and sensitivity guide her decisions.

“The quest for perfect sonority drives my enthusiasm, which is fed by both scored and improvised music. The Oisans Valley is a great location for my work and you can come and share my emotion as I work in my Bourg d’Oisans workshop.”

Christel organizes this event as part of the “Oisans Route des savoir-faire”. This "Route" brings together all the artisans, artists, producers and cultural sites of Oisans that are willing to open the doors of their workshop, farm or museum to share knowledge with the general public. The “Oisans Route des savoir-faire” opens the door to Oisans mountain culture, the richness of its heritage and the many facets of local expertise. Following the winding roads, you will be able to enjoy varied scenery and meet vibrant local characters. Above all, you are sure to appreciate the quality of their work and a taste of their produce!

Duration: 45 mins.

Openings

All the year by appointment .

Prices

  • Free of charge.
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