2018 YOSA Summer Symphony Camp Quartet Seminar

Lots of great learning and music making happened at this summer’s quartet seminar! For the first time, Cadenza Academy and YOSA collaborated to present the one week Quartet Seminar for student quartets, coached by us. We had eight quartets this year, ranging from students playing quartets to the first time to old pros. Each group prepared their parts ahead of camp, rehearsed each day and received a coaching from a member of the Camerata San Antonio quartet. Each day after lunch, the groups were reconfigured with different personnel and repertoire to mix things up and keep it fresh, including one more rehearsal and coaching with a different coach. Eurhythmics and listening lab also helped give everyone a chance to manage their energy (either getting some rest or get some excess energy worked out). Each student performed in daily master classes at least once and each quartet performed on one of two concerts on the final day!

2017 String Quartet Master Class

On April 24, 2017, we hosted four student string quartets in our annual master class. Talented student groups performed well-prepared quartet movements by Borodin, Ravel, Grieg and Prokofiev in the Seddon Recital Hall on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word. Each member of the Camerata San Antonio core string quartet worked with the students to help make their performances even better. All this, in front of an audience of interested patrons!

String Quartet Seminar

This week the quartet is in teaching mode as the artist-faculty at the Cadenza Academy’s String Quartet Seminar. We’ll be coaching four student quartets (and one quintet) in music by Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak and Villa-Lobos. Matthew and Stacey will also be working with six young super-talented violin students! We’re looking forward to the finale concert on July 22, where the kids will put what they’ve learned into action on stage at the University of the Incarnate Word’s  Recital Hall.