I am one of the two violinists that participated in the double blind test which was organized by Claudia Fritz and members of the Acoustics and Makers Workshop at Oberlin in 2015. I had the pleasure of testing violins made by some of the most talented and renowned contemporary makers. The violin made by NoƩmie Viaud ranked in the top 2 of the instruments that were chosen and preferred by the players and listeners. At first I was impressed by the sound I could produce on her violin and when I got to see it, by the refined craftsmanship and attention to detail. I endorse her work and encourage any player to try her instruments.