Big Sur Fiddle Camp is run by a volunteer staff, the on going support of the Big Sur Community, and individuals from all over, who have given their time and or money to help provide a world class music education at an affordable cost. Donations range from in-kind food, Website design, purchasing concert tickets, shuttle service, and direct scholarships for students. Without this generosity this Fiddle Camp would not exist.



Thank you all for making this remarkable experience possible,

Lygia Chappellet,  and every student & teacher

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Earthbound Farm

Earthbound Farm is committed to farming organically back in 1984 on 2½ acres with a fundamental belief that growing wholesome food, in harmony with nature, is the better and more delicious choice.


post ranch inn, big sur

High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Ideal for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation, this Big Sur resort is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. With natural architecture embracing the coast’s dramatic beauty, the 39 rooms blend rustic elegance, comfort and privacy with panoramic ocean or mountain views. Here romance and connection seem to thrive.

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zaudhaus design group

Zaudhaus is a small team of visionaries, strategists and design experts based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Because of our desire to deliver the best work possible, we only take on a few clients at a time. This means you engage with the core people who work hands-on, from initial concept to final product. 



Molly Chappellet, the CEO of Artforms has run a parallel and  intersecting business to Chappellet for the last 50 years. Artforms designs spaces, landscapes, and events heralding art, wine, and music throughout the US.  Molly and her team have guided the Chappellet "look and feel" including the Pyramid design of the Winery since 1968. They have produced 4 books on Gardening, the Vineyard, and Wineries.  Recently  Molly has begun creating large recycled material land sculptures, water elements, and musical compositions.  Throughout her career she continues to promote young artists and musicians in their creative endeavors.


Big Sur LOdge

Nestled deep in the mighty redwood forest of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur Lodge has long been a haven for writers, artists, seekers of beauty, and weary travelers in search of the peace and majesty that the ancient redwoods bestow on body and soul.


BIG sur food & wine festival

The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization created to be a vehicle of support to the Big Sur community. Its intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit Health, Safety, Education and Arts. In 2017 we have designated specific beneficiaries including a special road project in Palo Colorado and The Big Sur Fire & Storm Relief Fund.


arts council for monterey

The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region through the arts. The legendary Ansel Adams led dedicated civic, arts and business leaders to create our agency in 1982 as part of a nationwide movement powered by the National Endowment for the Arts. By 1985, Monterey County first contracted with the council for cultural services to improve the economic health of the region — with funding from the Tourism Occupancy Tax. Today, after more than 36 years of observation, research and experience, we find over and over that “The Arts Are the Answer” to overcoming our communities’ greatest challenges and achieving our region’s greatest potential. 



The Nepenthe Phoenix Corporation is committed to investing in the work of Monterey County non-profit groups that pertain to children, the environment, health and safety, and the arts.  Our priority is given to projects which directly affect the Big Sur community. 


chappellet vineyards

Donn and Molly Chappellet founded the Chappellet Winery when they moved their family from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 1967.

Recognized as one of the great family-owned and run Napa Valley wineries, the history of Chappellet reflects the passion and commitment of this pioneering family. Through four decades and three generations, the Chappellets have made Pritchard Hill their home, while also establishing it as one of the world’s most revered winegrowing sites. Today, the second generation of the family works alongside their parents to ensure that the winery and vineyards continue to thrive for generations to come.


Wells family Trust

Supporters of Land and Water Conservation and Excellence in the Arts.


Sierra Dairy

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company was founded in 1997 by Ben Gregersen and John Dundon. Ben and John discovered they had a common interest in making the best quality artisan cheeses using traditional methods, while working together in the Gregersen’s Family Creamery, Foothill Home Dairy, a Sacramento Landmark for over 40 years.

musicians and instructors

Special thanks to these musicians for playing non-camp concerts to raise money for our Scholarship program:  Georgy Gusev, Dimitri Illianarov, Boris Andrianov, Rick Chelew,  Edwin Huizinga, Mike Block, Hanneke Cassel, Anja, Paperwings, Kim Kistler, and Phoebe Hunt.