After serving his apprenticeship in Mirecourt, Auguste Falisse worked with Silvestre & Maucotel in Paris before moving to Brussels where he worked with Mougenot. He set up his own workshop there in 1905. His instruments were especially popular in London where they were imported by Boosey & Hawkes. At a competition in Paris, his violin was judged superior in tone to a Stradivarius. The tone is brilliant, responsive and lively.