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Second Fiddle

  • Cynthia Wade, Director
  • Vanessa Bergonzoli, Producer
  • Joe McNalley, Producer


About the Project

The story of Carleen Hutchins is more than a story of a woman who redesigned the violin. It is the story of a woman, singular of passion and purpose, who defied the social norms of her time, a female inventor who broke boundaries and challenged the status quo. The new documentary "Second Fiddle", directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Cynthia Wade, will weave archival footage, photographs, historic music recordings, present day interviews and new scenes to serve as a glimpse of twentieth century social and music history, as viewed through the life of Carleen Hutchins, an unexpected challenger of the classical music world.