"Philippe Bolton graduated from Lille Conservatory in France in 1975 with a gold medal. He then established himself as a recorder maker, preferring to live from this type of activity rather than playing.
He has exhibited his instruments in many European countries (particularly Austria, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom), in Australia, USA and Japan. He exports about half his production outside France. Over the years he has developed a several different types of recorders, of which some are "copies" and others entirely of his own design. In 1980 he became a "Maître Artisan" (Master Craftsmen) and the next year he won the "Grand Prix Régional des Métiers d'Art”) for the Provence region of France.
His production ranges from reconstructions of medieval recorders to pre-baroque and baroque instruments. He has also recently developed an electroacoustic recorder for widening the instrument’s repertoire towards jazz and contemporary music.
He has taught recorder making on various occasions in Australia, in Belgium and in France. " Well designed and informative site. Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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