Since my time in the conservatory, I had been lucky that a foundation lent me beautiful, old and expensive violins. Since they are on loan, I had been looking for an instrument to call my own, but it seemed impossible to find a violin that both lived up to my professional requirements and was in my price range. When I received Noémie’s violin, I was immediately convinced that here was the replacement of my little Amati. Her violin has a big and effortless sound, beautiful color and is easy to play. It blends well into the symphony orchestra, but it also has enough power and charm for solo and chamber music. I’m glad to finally have found my instrument and I’m looking forward to the lifelong relationship we have started.