EN – Resultado provisional Pruebas de Acceso 2019-20

Resultado provisional de las pruebas de acceso a la Escuela Vasca de Lutheria BELE, realizadas el 21 de junio para el curso 2019-2020: Listado provisional de admitidos/as: 1. D.N.I: 50246420-E Puntuación: 80,2 2. D.N.I: 71522746-Z Puntuación: 75,7 3. D.N.I: 47800866-N Puntuación: 73,3 4. D.N.I: 15490721-Z Puntuación: 71,4 Admitido/a con matrícula condicionada a presentación de documentación: […]

New Inscription and Access Tests for the 2019-20 academic year

Inscription period goes from the 1st to the 12th of July 2019.
Access Tests will be held the 3rd of September 2019 at 9:00 in BELE, Basque Violin Making School.

End of the year concert

Concert with instruments made by the students of 3rd year
June 14th at 4:30 p.m. Classroom: + 2-17. Free admission.

Joseph Haydn

-Divertimento in B Dur Num 8 Hob V

-Divertimento in G Dur num 53

-Divertimento in H moll num 96


Methods for understanding and reproducing classical cremonese woodwork. Focused on outline, purfling and edgework of Stradivari violins. Philip Ihle.

Methods for understanding and reproducing classical cremonese woodwork. Focused on outline, purfling and edgework of Stradivari violins. Philip Ihle.

Free Categorization tests for the BILBAO PROJECT in progress

We are running the “Free Categorization Tests” for the BILBAO PROJECT, from last week until next Friday.

Last week we had some violin players who have taken part in this part of the experiment and have shared their opinion about the instruments.

Invitation to the BILBAO PROJECT_Psychoacoustic test


We get in touch because we want to invite you to the Psicoacoustic Test of the Bilbao Project. This test has two parts, the Free Categorization Test and the Listening Test. You can take part on one or both tests.

The Bilbao Project is an experiment developed in BELE, the Basque violin Making school in the J.C.Arriaga Bilbao Conservatory, along with the Cabridge and Sorbona Universities and some international violin makers. We have built in BELE six violins, identical all of them except only one controlled parameter which is different for each and the international violin makers have built their instruments following our instructions. More info here

Workshop on bows with Frédéric Becker


1. Taking off the hairs; cleaning the stick, frog and button.

2. Checking the camber and straightness of the stick: straightening and realingning.

3. Lapping with wrapped silver, plain silver and leather. Correcting the weight and and controlling gravity center.

4. Refit and repositioning of the eyelet in the frog and its relation with the screw.

Access tests for 2018-19 academic year

The eaccess tests for 2018-19 academic year will take place on September 19 at 9:30.

Said tests will be at the J.C. Arriaga Conservatory of Bilbao.

Queries: lutheria@conservatoriobilbao.com

Application period opens for 2017-18

Application period to access BELE basque violin making school

Application period for the 2018-19 academic year opens on the 12th of march.

The course is divided in three years and based on five main subjects, Building the instruments of the string quartet, Restoration and repair techniques , Bow maintenance and repair, Acoustics and Work and business studies.

Workshop on Mineral Ground with Michele Dobner

Last February, from the 11th to the 18th we had Michele Dobner at BELE, teaching at the workshop entitled “Mineral Ground for contemporary makers”.

This italian violin maker told us how to prepare the wood prior to varnishing and the use of