Main Style: Bow Maker
Bass Com- poser/Arr.
As a bow maker I develop bows made out of Acacia wood for viols, violin, cello, bass and violone. These bows seem to open up the instrument and they enable a clear articulation which is of great interest for bass players in early music as in all other styles.
Dutch cellist Coen Engelhard settled in France where he discovered the viola da gamba. Playing as a freelance musician, producing 7 albums, he has been viol teacher during 20 years at the Conservatoire of Toulouse. Since 2007 Coen is making bows from Acacia wood, being a fulltime bow maker since 2014. Violone and bass players are excited about these bows.