Eric Blot was born in Paris on the 10th of January 1955. He obtained his high school diploma (“Baccalauréat”) in France. In 1974, he moved to Cremona to attend the School of Violin Making. Four years later, he returned to Paris to perfection in instrument restoration at several noted violin makers’ workshops, restoring and constructing new instruments. In 1981, he established himself in Perugia (Italy) where he worked for several years, restoring instruments for local musicians as well as for musicians coming from Florence, Rome and Paris. Thanks to the experience gained in those years with numerous Italian instruments that he had the opportunity to see in his workshop, he elaborated the project of writing a book, that was then realized. He has now settled his activity in Cremona. His passion for Italian violin making, particularly the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s, brought him to undertake an important research that resulted in the publication of the 4 volumes “Liuteria Italiana”, as well as several contributions to catalogues of violin making exhibitions and other publications relative to violin making. Research carries on with determination – now dedicated to Neapolitan violin making – that will soon concretizes itself with the publication of the 5th volume part of “Liuteria Italiana”. Some time ago, he created a small publishing house specialized in publications about violin making. Eric Blot also releases certificates of authenticity (on instruments of the 1800s and 1900s) that are appreciated on an international level. He held several conferences for violin makers’ associations in France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Sweden. In the course of his career, Eric has restored important classical instruments made by violin makers of the 1600s, 1800s, and 1900s, owned by Italian and foreign musicians. Apart from the activities of restoration and expertise of Italian instruments, he has constructed new violins, violas and cellos, well appreciated on the international market. At the VSA competition of 2000, one of his violin received an award for “sound”.