Sad news: Death of a formidable French luthier

The death has been communicated of Bernard Millant, owner of one of the most respected Paris ateliers for stringed instruments and, especially, bows. Players pay up to $14,000 at auction for one of his bows.

He co-wrote the definitive book on French bows, L’Archet (2000).

Bernard was 87. Rue de Rome will never seem the same.

 

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  • Bernard Millant was a great man and a very fine expert. His opinion will continue to be respected for many decades later. He was a man of great authority but I never heard from anyone that he ever abused that power. He will be missed! @MishaKeylin

  • The book he wrote about bows was together with Paolo Jori,an Italian physician who lived in Paris,and was a great expert of string instruments,although this was not his profession.
    Paolo died some years ago,and left his wife,the wonderful violinist Sylvie Gazeau.

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