Raphael Le Cointe

Raphael Le Cointe was born in Lorient, France in 1973. In 1994 he graduated from the Milan Municipal School of Lutherie where he studied with Nadia Mantovani. He then apprenticed in Paris under Pierre Barthel – and then in New York, under Brice Dupin De Saint Cry.

He soon found work as a restorer in Cremona at the shop of Mathijs A. Heyligers. In 2005 he opened his own workshop, where he builds and restores fine instruments.