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About Kile Hill

“…I began my journey to violin-making as a young child watching a PBS documentary on Cremonese Lutherie. I knew immediately that this was my calling..…”

Crafting Instruments, Creating Legacies

While in college, I had the privilege of collaborating with Richard Fowkes & Company, where I was involved in the construction and installation of meticulously handcrafted pipe organs. This experience solidified my early aspiration to craft musical instruments, prompting me to make the pivotal decision in the year 2000 to enroll at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.

My time in Salt Lake City was enriched by invaluable tutelage and collaboration with accomplished artisans and craftsmen. During this period, I dedicated myself to nurturing my twin passions: instrument construction and backcountry skiing. I spent several years honing my skills at Scoggins & Scoggins Violins and under the guidance of Ryan Soltis, where I contributed to the craft of instrument making.

In 2007, I seized the opportunity to join Stephanie Voss at Voss Violins in Atlanta, where my focus shifted towards the creation of new Violas, Violins, and Cellos, as well as the construction of premium-quality workshop instruments.

In early 2014, my wife and I departed from Atlanta to re-establish our lives in the picturesque Willamette Valley of Northwest Oregon. The journey from that moment to the present has been nothing short of remarkable, and I am profoundly grateful to all those who have accompanied me on this extraordinary path.