Since 1868, Maison Bernard located at ‘The Sablon’ in Brussels, has been providing fine bowed instruments to a wide clientele of professional musicians and amateurs.
Violin maker Jan Strick and Bow maker Pierre Guillaume, both appointed experts to the Prosecutor’s Office in Brussels, have been jointly running the oldest lutherie workshop in Europe. Established in Brussels since 1986, they offer a constantly renewed, extensive and unique collection of violins, violas and cellos and their bows.
Jan Strick and Pierre Guillaume have earned the trust of important foundations worldwide, of collectors and some of the greatest solists who enjoy visiting their workshop.
With over 40 years of experience, expert Violin maker Jan Strick provides advice on Italian, Flemish and French lutherie.
Jan Strick is regularly invited as a guest speaker at conferences or member of jury at international competitions.
He is a member of the International association of violin and bow makers, whom he also presided.