Birth : 1948 in Valence (Drome). France.


A former pupil of MORIZOT from 1965 to 1968 in Mirecourt,  where  he was the bench mate of Jean Luc SIRET, Jean Yves ROUVEYRE joined the Roger and Max MILLANT workshop in Paris in 1969.
When the workshop closed its doors, ROUVEYRE became the first assistant of Bernard MILLANT.
He then established his own workshop in Valence (France) in 1970, opening a second workshop in Lyon in 1982.

From 1965 to 1968 in MORIZOT's workshop, Jean Yves ROUVEYRE produced fifty-one instruments.
Once in Valence, he dedicated the greater part of his time to restoration work and expertise.
Nevertheless, some instruments were produced at the outset of his workshop activity, mostly unsigned copies after the classic masters.

Collaborators and Successors
Some of ROUVEYRE’s collaborators included : Sandra GASTINOT, Lionel MICHON, Sylvie MICHON, Jean NARROS.
In 1998 Eric AOUAT, a former assistant from 1984, became partner under the name A. & ROUVEYRE.

Honors & awards

-1994-1999: Vice President of the Union for Instrument Fabrication, (Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale, CSFI);
President of the predominent French violin makers association, GLAAF
It was during his five-year term as President of the violin makers association GLAAF that the creation of new premises at the Mirecourt school of violin making was accomplished, as well as the obtention of an agreement with the French government to open up a dialogue regarding the establishment of a national museum of violin and bow making in Mirecourt.

- Permanent jury member of the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" (Best Craftsman of France) competition.

- 2004: Named "Judicial Expert" by the Court of Appeals (Cour d'Appel) of Lyon.

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