Jérémie Legrand is a luthier, specialising in the making of violins, violas and cellos. He started playing the violin at the age of 5, taking lessons at the conservatoire for the duration of his studies, and has continued to play actively ever since. From a young age, Jérémie has been fascinated with the art of violin making, studying at the National Violin Making School of Mirecourt in France, where he designed and made his first violin at the age of 15. After 5 years of training, he obtained an honours diploma in Violin Making in 1995. He continued his career by working for both great Irish and Parisian luthiers and in 1997 moved to Cork to establish his own workshop where he now works with fellow luthier Ian Knepper. Jérémie Legrand’s relationship with renowned musicians such as Maurice Hasson of the Royal Academy; the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet and Nigel Kennedy have allowed him to acquire an understanding of the specific needs of each individual. The quality of his instruments is recognised by great musicians in orchestras around the world such the Berlin, Las Palmas and Vienna Philharmonic. However, he also strives to be accessible to promising students and advanced amateurs alike. Jérémie Legrand has been published on numerous occasions, most notably in 2012 in The Strad.
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