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Watertown

Master of the bow

For his entire professional life, Benoît Rolland has been making bows for stringed instruments with one goal: making music easier to play.

“If a musician is not comfortable with the bow, the bow becomes an obstacle, and he or she cannot be free to play,” Rolland said. “On the contrary, when the musician is very comfortable playing with the bow, he or she can forget it, and then give themselves freely to the music.”

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