Wonderful cello by French maker Lorraine Bitaud, made in London in 2018. It has very distinctive physical attributes as well as expert craftsmanship.
The cello has a very warm sound and projects very well.
Lorraine was born in France into a family of carpenters and started to play music at an early age and was naturally drawn to violin making. She specialises in the restoration of instruments and has been perfecting her skills by working on the finest instruments for major workshops in the UK.
“The cellos I make are often based on instruments I’ve had the chance to restore, those of which had sound qualities I particularly appreciated; others are models I have drawn. They all try to address the problems discussed above. Offering a more affordable and reliable instrument, of great playability but without any compromise on sound qualities has been my aim. My cellos are versatile, with a tone that has been described by professional musicians as warm and deep, whilst also being resonant, with good projection, and very responsive.”