Walter Barbiero received a diploma in viola from the Conservatoire “A. Steffani” of Castelfranco Veneto, with Luca Volpato, and a diploma at the “Ecole Nationale de Musique et de Dance” in France with H. Suignard. For two years he cooperated with the “La Grande Ecourie et la Chambre du Roy” orchestra directed by J.C. Malgoire in Paris.
His great passion to work with wood inspired him to start as a self-thought person. Later he studied to improve with the aid of great bow makers such as Nelly Poidevin in France and Alfredo Clemente in Cologne. His passion and his studies led him to pay special attention to ancient bows, baroque and classics, and bows of the transition period.
His bows differ from others for their soft and elegant sound but above all for their good technical features, great balance and control for the musician.