Kile Hill, originally from Memphis, TN, has joined Stephanie Voss as her assistant.
Kile has a strong musical background as a cellist. He began playing the cello in 4 grade. Phyllis Long, a member of the Memphis Symphony, was his private instructor from elementary school throughout high school.
He was a member of the Memphis Youth Symphony, which influenced his decision to major in music.
Kile attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he studied cello performance under Dr. Jim Stroud. He also attended Brevard Summer Music Festival for two seasons in Brevard, NC.
Kile’s training in lutherie began at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, UT, where he spent three years. After attending the VMSA, he worked three years for Scoggins & Scoggins Violins under Michael Scoggins and Carrie Scoggins learning set-up, repair, and constructing workshop cellos for their company.
For a year and a half Kile was an assistant to Ryan Soltis, an up and coming maker in this country.
When time allows, Kile builds new instruments, hoping someday to be renowned for his new making, having a special affinity for cellos.
Outside of work, he is an avid skier who also enjoys cycling, ice-skating, camping, and of course playing the cello!
Kile is continuing his work with us from his new location in Oregon.