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Andrea Frandsen
Violin maker

Born in Denmark, Andrea Frandsen graduated from the Violin Making School in Newark (GB) in 1985.

After a few years in Germany, where she had the opportunity to closely observe many classical Italian instruments, she established herself in Angers together with Patrick Robin, creating the “Atelier Robin & Frandsen”. Since this time Andrea Frandsen has specialised in making of fine violins, violas and cellos. In 2006, she created her own studio in the Loire Valley near Angers.

Her instruments are valued for their sound quality and their richness of timbre by soloists, orchestra musicians and chamber players in many countries.

Among the international awards she has won are two gold medals: one for a violin in Oakland, CA, 1994, and one for a viola in Paris, 1991.

Recognized in the profession, she is regularly invited as a jury member of major international violin making competitions.


Andrea Frandsen received the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit in 2008 and in 2013 the title of Maître Artisan d’Art.

In 2016 she was nominated to the highest French distinction “Knight of the Legion of Honour.

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