I was born in Bruges and history, craftmanship and a love for classical music courses through my veins. My passion for the violin was ignited during the Dranouter Folk Festival when I was 17 years old. Shortly after that, I started taking violin lessons at the school of music in Bruges. Creativity runs in the family and my passion for the violin took on its final shape in the wonderful world of violin making. I learned this beautiful craft at the conservatory in Ghent and was awarded a master’s degree in violin making in 2006. Soon afterwards, I was given the opportunity to start at Fabien Gram’s workshop in Brussels where I learned how to restore instruments and bows and to refine the art of violin making. Whilst still working in Brussels, in 2010, I started my own workshop in Gentbrugge, where I now sell, restore, and do maintenance work on stringed instruments and bows. I have also ventured into making new instruments, mainly violins and violas. As a violin maker, I continue to focus on what I really like doing. Only in this way can I keep the passion alive that guides me in this fantastic profession.