Benoît Rolland

Strings Magazine: Benoît Rolland on the Making of Bows 1500 and 1515

Strings Magazine: Benoît Rolland on the Making of Bows 1500 and 1515

Rolland’s career is multifaceted: traditional bow making entwined with contemporary art, innovation, and education. Rolland penned this feature to commemorate the making of his 1,500th and 1,515th signed bows. The process, though exacting, is revealed to be as much poetry as it is motion.

Boston Globe: Watertown bow maker practices musical alchemy

Boston Globe: Watertown bow maker practices musical alchemy

“It’s just amazing,” says Lowe, the BSO concertmaster. “Some people look at a note or phrase of music on the printed page and ask, ‘Oh, how does it do that to my heart?’ For me, it’s the same thing, but I look at a tree and think, ‘How does Benoit turn this into a bow?’ ”