PAUL NOULET, LIMOGES (FRANCE)

With over 25 years of experience, several international awards, and 10 years of training in schools and workshops around the world, Paul Noulet now devotes himself exclusively to making professional instruments. His extensive research into the traditions of Italian master violin makers guides his approach to balancing the tension and structure of violins, violas and cellos for optimal tone. With a keen interest in varnish development, Paul Noulet uses scientifically based recipes developed over 20 years of experimentation. His research on the links between manufacturing techniques and sound has also led him to collaborate regularly with scientists, notably Claudia Fritz (researcher in musical acoustics at the CNRS, France) with whom he has led various projects, including the creation of the first European acoustics workshop.

Today, Noulet specializes mainly in the recreation of some of the great instruments of Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati, for musicians around the world. He has made close to one hundred violins, violas and cellos. His work has been played by musicians from many prestigious ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Prometheus 21, Ensemble Amarillis, Ensemble Les Siècles, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Philharmoniker Hamburg), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Simón Bolívar Symphonic Orchestra (Venezuela), Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile…etc.

VIOLIN

Construction year: 2020

The violin is a copy of the « lord Wilton » Giuseppe Guarnerius « del Gesù » of 1742.

The belly is made of two pièces of very nice spruce from the Italien Alps. The back, sides and head are from a similar nice flame maple.
The varnish is an oil varnish natural color over a golden ground. The violin has been antiqued .


Body lenght : 352 mm
Upper bouts : 168 mm
Middle bouts : 110,5 mm
Lower bouts : 206 mm

AWARDS

2006 Silver medal (Cello), and certificate for quartet tone at the VSA
2008 Silver Medal (Viola) and certificate for viola and quartet tone at the
VSA
2014 Certificate for Viola and quartet tone at the VSA
2014 Finalist at Viola’s (Paris)
2016 Editorial coordinator for the book Lupot (Aladfi)
2016 Founding and active member of the first European Acoustic Workshop
2016 Finalist and Coup de Cœur at Viola’s (Paris)
2022 Finalist at Viola’s (Paris)

PAUL NOULET’S ATELIER

53 avenue Baudin, Limoges, France

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