Benedicte was born in Reims, France in 1974. Music has always interested her greatly, ever since she was a child. her curiosity about music, and her love of it, was most definitely passed on to her by her mother, herself a musician, a pianist and singer. From an early age, she attended the Conservatorium, studying both violin and viola and later enrolling in the faculty of Musicology. She believed that having a solid foundation of culture was fundamental in life.

She graduated in 1997 in violin and in 1999 in viola. She continued her studies in musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her thesis in Musicology was “The Quinton and the Five-Stringed Pardessus de Viole” – supervisor: Professor Nicolas Meuss.

During her years of study at the Sorbonne she visited many violin makers. The perfume of resins, the contact with wood, and the curiosity to know how a violin was made ignited her passion for violin making.

In 1999 She moved to Cremona to begin her new life path. She attended the International Violin Making School under the guidance of Master Giorgio Scolari.

In 2002 She received the Ferraroni Prize for best graduating student – “Tecnico di Liuteria” and the prize for best thesis.

Upon completing her studies she frequented the workshop of Master Eros Barcellari to deepen her training in stylistic technique and acoustic aspects. She also studied the art of varnishing and instrument set up with Master Stefano Conia “Il Giovane”.

In 2007 She opened her workshop in the historic centre of Cremona to dedicate herself to building violins, violas, and cellos. Today her instruments are mainly inspired by the Cremonese school – Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù – but also by more recent makers such as Ornati. Over the years she has participated in many national and international competitions, including those in Mittenwald, Paris, and the famous “Triennale” competition in Cremona.