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.