After completing general studies in Art and Cabinet making in France, Tony Echavidre entered the Violin Making School of Newark in England in 1998.
Graduating in 2002, he went to work as an assistant in Heyligers Violin House in Cremona which allowed him to further his understanding of classical violin making.
In 2005, he established himself in Paris where he dedicated his work to the restoration and
making of new instruments. During the same year, he won the French 2005 SEMA prize and received the Marcel Vatelot’s grant.
His instruments are played by advanced students and professional musicians from the Orchestre
National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
In 2009 he opened a new workshop in the historical center of Bordeaux where he continues to
make modern and baroque instruments.
He is a member of the Aladfi Association and has exhibited his instruments in Musicora (Paris) in 2006, 2008 and 2009 , in Les Folles journées de Nantes in 2010 and in Mondomusica (Italy) in September 2011.