Violin labeled Monica Fortin Canet
Monica Fortin was born in Cuba and grew up with music in her blood. She began her musical and violin education in Cuba at the age of seven. After making her first three instruments under the tutelage of European trained Mexican Luthiers, she decided to switch her focus from violin playing to violin making, and in 2003, she was accepted to join the École Internationale de Lutherie de Mirecourt. After a year in Mirecourt she began working in L’Atelier Meteny (Brussels, Belgium) with violin maker Pascal Gilis.
In 2011, Monica moved to the USA, and worked for several renowned violin makers, among them, Larry Wilkie in Connecticut and Michael Fischer in California. She established herself in the Washington DC Area in 2013 working part time at Potter Violins and part time in her own violin shop, were she dedicated most of her time to new instrument making and sound adjustments. In 2018, Monica and her family relocated to Neuchâtel, Switzerland where she and her husband manage the workshop of Philippe Girardin.
Monica now focuses on the creation of violins, violas, and cellos. This beautiful violin is available for trial via shipping or in our showroom.