Violin Chamber Ensemble
Dive into a world of musical innovation and sonic exploration with Hutchins Consort – an ensemble renowned for their groundbreaking approach to chamber music.
With a distinctive lineup of eight specially-crafted violins, each covering a unique octave range, The Hutchins Consort captivates their audiences with an electrifying and virtuosic musical experience.
Get to Know Us
Now in its 25th season, The Hutchins Consort is an innovative violin chamber ensemble which performs on the rare and beautiful Hutchins violins– a distinctive lineup of eight meticulously designed, scientifically-tested violins that collectively span an astonishing eight octaves– crafted by one of the foremost women luthiers of our time, Dr. Carleen Hutchins.
Led by a group of accomplished musicians, and visionaries, The Hutchins Consort as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, preserves, promotes, and performs the Hutchins violins for a worldwide audience–ensuring Dr. Carleen Hutchins’ legacy lives on for generations to come.
What We Offer
in Southern California
Hutchins Consort offers a full season of concerts for our community in Southern California, with series in Encinitas and Orange County.
Enjoy donation-based concerts with Hutchins Consort at the Encinitas Library Concert Series, funded in part by the City of Encinitas Community Grant Program.
Booking & Touring
Presenters can expect The Hutchins Consort to captivate their audiences with an electrifying and immersive musical experience. The ensemble's innovative instrumentation, coupled with their exceptional technical prowess and emotive performances, guarantees an unforgettable evening that resonates deeply with attendees. Whether performing in intimate settings or grand concert halls, The Hutchins Consort's performances evoke a profound emotional connection with every listener.
Educational Outreach & Collaborations
Beyond their transformative performances, The Hutchins Consort welcomes collaborative opportunities to engage with local artists, composers, and educational institutions. Their commitment to enriching the musical landscape extends to masterclasses, workshops, and collaborative projects that foster a deeper understanding of their unique approach to music.
Ticket sales and other earned revenue only cover a portion of our production costs.
Charitable donations make the biggest difference to help us achieve our mission!
Your monthly donation, major gift, or underwriting a concert helps empower innovative music as we share the Hutchins Violins with our community and worldwide.
Contact us to learn more about underwriting and major gift options.
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!
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We provide receipts for your tax-deductible donations and an end-of-year giving statement. Thank you!