Franziska Truestedt

Bow Maker

Trained as a violin maker in Mittenwald, Franziska studied the craft of bowmaking in Munich with Markus Worz, applying the French method of Stephane Thomachot.
She honed her skills with respected contemporary makers such Noel Burke in Ireland and at l’Atelier d’Arthur with Arthur Dubroca and Alexandre Aumont. She regularly works alongside Emmanuel Carlier in Paris, where she focuses on making bows with excellent playing and sound qualities.
She established her own business as bow maker and restorer in London in 2020, where she is studying French masters’ bows.
Away from work, Franziska enjoys singing in the London Symphony Chorus.