Our relation to our instrument is such a complex thing. We put so much of our confidence in it, have to trust it, believe that it will be there for us in any situation. Noémie’s violin is a fantastic instrument, easy to play, balanced, powerful, with a rich tone that makes me focus entirely on my personal task: play music! I mainly play as concertmaster, which is a difficult situation for the instrument. Need the sound to mix in the group… But also pop up and fill the hall whenever a solo comes.  You can hear Noémie’s violin in my trio’s recording: Les Tromano Gran Bazar. http://nomadmusic.fr/fr/label/gran-bazar