Enthusiastic about woodworking and violin making, the Pierrelaysien Laurent Azriel invested six months in the past in one of many workshops of the Cour des Arts, in Vauréal (Val-d'Oise).
Teenager, Laurent Azriel needed to change into a cabinetmaker and be a part of the Compagnons du Devoir. This Pierrelaysien, a guitarist from a really younger age, can have lastly waited till the daybreak of his fiftieth birthday to do what he loves most and provoke his retraining, three years in the past, within the violin.
After the nine-month coaching he adopted on the Aliziers Coaching Middle (Oise) in 2016, Laurent Azriel began on his personal and managed to combine the Arts Court docket of Vauréal (Val d'Oise) in July 2019.
This outdated farmhouse purchased and restored by the city corridor of Vauréal promotes crafts with a minimum of twenty creators and artists who work in its workshops.
It was sophisticated to work from home as a result of the devices are cumbersome and I had no visibility, “explains the luthier who now has area to obtain.
Laurent Azriel additionally appreciates working near different artisans.
We will talk about and trade ideas, it's extra nice and reassuring than working in his nook, “stated the fanatic who, as a toddler, all the time hung round in his father's paws, nonetheless tinkering.
And the artist has multiple string to his bow. Laurent creates guitars, basses, ukuleles and repairs any plucked string instrument just like the mandolin, the harp or the oud.
His work is meticulous and every instrument created requires greater than 100 hours of shaping. In contrast to devices made within the manufacturing facility, Laurent's devices are solely constructed from strong wooden. The essences are chosen in response to a number of standards: density, elasticity and even sound.
Every a part of the guitar requires a unique wooden, he says. I select a bounce wooden for the underside and sides, however I want a wooden that may mission sound, like spruce, for the soundboard. “
Laurent’s arrival on the Arts Court docket is a boon for native musicians, as a result of the 2 luthiers who labored there earlier than left a couple of years in the past.
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