“I knew Marc Paquin from the Aargau Symphony Orchestra we played together for several years. When I tried his first- then-made violin several years ago, the copy of an famous old italian master violin, I was immediately taken by surprise. For my ears, they both sounded same.
A few years later I am a proud owner of a violin he made in 2011. It is a careful-made beauty in every sense, a look and sound-system combination of two famous old Italian master violins. It has a beautiful clear round focused and «golden» sound. It doesn’t sound like a new violin, but like a very old and long-time played instrument. After a first positive shocking impression, I just let myself enjoy it without asking myself «how is this possible?». It was all there, everything I ever expected from a really good violin.
There must be a considerable advantage in discovering a violin-maker who is a great violinist as well – such a rear combination on earth. Therefore it’s no wonder that he approaches violin making not only from its esthetical aspect but also its practical point of view with a very clear enunciation and an easy and very enjoyable play.
Most of my colleagues from swiss orchestras, are taken by surprise as well. I’ll enjoy playing this violin probably till the end of my days. And, it’s true – once one starts playing it, one just can’t stop.
Thank you, Marc!”