SAD NEWS | French Luthier René Quenoil Has Passed Away – Aged 96

Respected Parisian luthier René Quenoil has passed away - aged 96

Rene Quenoil

Respected Parisian stringed instrument maker and luthier René Quenoil has passed away – aged 96.

Studying his craft under his father Victor Quenoil and Amédée Dieudonné in Mirecourt, Mr Quenoil was awarded craftsmanship medals in Poznan and Paris in 1957 and 1965 – and had lead his own workshop on Paris’ Rue de Liège since 1976.

“René Quenoil was a remarkable French luthier … he was, in my opinion, one of the best luthiers of his generation,” respected cello pedagogue Philippe Muller has told The Violin Channel.

Our condolences are with Mr Quenoil’s family, friends and colleagues.