In 1978,Philippe Heusghem started his apprenticeship in the workshop of Master Franciszek Marduła in Zakopane ( Poland).

In 1980, he entered the workshop of Jérome Dariel in Nice and then was enrolled as assistant of Philippe Bodart and Jérome Dariel in Besançon,where he familiarized with the beautiful french and italian instruments and also the nice french bows.

In 1984, he went to Mirecourt and successfully obtained his "Certificat d'aptitude professionnelle".

After a short stay in the workshop of Jean-Louis Blivet and Georges tepho in Quimper, he set up his own workshop in Charleroi in november 1985.

He does mainly repairs on violins, violas and cellos, but carries on the building of new violins , violas and average 40 instruments made to this day, among them: six cellos and violas, violins and also a few mandolins...

Since 2012  he is also part of the trustees of the "Fondation Arthur Grumiaux" named after the world famous belgian violinist, who passed away in 1986.

The Foundation helps young belgian soloists by lending them a very good instrument, and also organizes the Arthur Grumiaux international violin

competition for young soloists.


+32 71 31 38 70


Rue Clément Lyon 19

6000 Charleroi




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