Workshop on bows with Frédéric Becker


BELE.Basque School of Violin Making.
Bele. Conservatorio de Musica – Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga
Plaza Ibarrekolanda 1, 48015 Bilbao. Spain.

Date: 30th of  November to the 2nd of December 2018

Lecturer: Frédéric  Becker.

Duration: 21 hours

Timetable: Friday and Saturday 9:00-13:00/ 14:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00.

Registration requirements:
Short CV with the contact info from the applicant (name, email address…)
Please send the above to this address:
Selection of applicants will be based on the above required information.

Number of places: 15

Course fee: 400€

Languaje: French and italian

Accommodation: Bilbao has a wide lodging offer. However, we have made an agreement with “Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno” hall of residence or students dorm (just in front of our school- see map-) to accommodate the participants in our workshops. All rooms are single or double and there will be a discount if a group of more than ten people ask for a place there.
Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno
Single room HB
Group price 27 €
Price without group discount 34 €
Double room HB
Group price 50 €
Price without group discount 62 €
(Half Board: Room, breakfast + supper). Price per day. These prices are subject to changes. Please enquire.

For inquiries, our contact address is:

Needed materials: Tools needed for rehairing and viola violin and cello bows one each.


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.

5.       Replacement of the tip bone or mamouth ivory plate

6.       Rehairing and adjusting the stick camber

7.       Depending of the availiable time we will work on the glueing of broken stick