Christophe Landon, who made his first violin when he was fifteen, is a prize-winning violin maker, restorer, and a world-renound dealer. Landon is equally skilled in violin and bow making, two exacting and different skills. He won the Gold Medal for the sound of his assymetrical viola in 1983 and the first prize in Maurice Vieux competition in 1986.
Landon also buys and sells very fine Italian instruments and rare old French bows. On a non-stop learning course that began at age fifteen, the luthier spent his summer vacations at the Mirecourt School in France and apprenticed, interned, and was tutored in some of the most revered workshops and ateliers in the world: Jean-Jacques Pages in Mirecourt, Max Möller in Amsterdam, Stephane Tomachot in Paris.