Francis Kuttner

Instruments: Makers | Violin Makers

Francis Kuttner was born in Washington D.C. to German Jewish refugees who fled Berlin in the ’30s via Rome and Lisbon.

Fast forward to 1974-78 and he was in Cremona study violinmaking with Francesco Bissolotti, an influential proponent of traditional Cremonese violinmaking.

A winner of numerous Gold and Silver medals in international competitions in New York, Paris, Manchester, Cremona and Ottawa, he subsequently serves as a jury member at these same competitions.

Francis Kuttner splits his time between workshops in San Francisco and Cremona. A quartet of his instruments can be heard on the complete set of Beethoven quartets as well as the Bartok/Kodaly recordings by the Alexander Quartet on the Foghorn label.

Francis Kuttner
Arts Council 70
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel