This past May, Camerata San Antonio conducted two free masterclasses for students in Kerrville and San Antonio. In Kerrville, violinist Laura Scalzo and cellist Ken Freudigman worked with students from the Hill Country Youth Orchestra to help them prepare for performances at Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition later that month. This class was free, open to the public and made possible by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Hamilton. Pat Lee of HCYO coordinated. Thank you!

Our San Antonio class was sponsored by The Texas Violin Shop and Stratton Rehab and space was provided by The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. The class started with a presentation about how the body works and the special vulnerabilities of string players by Brik Stratton of Stratton Rehab. Brik also demonstrated some of the techniques he uses on cellist Ken Freudigman, who was recovering from a broken finger!  Students performed a Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, a Haydn Quartet and a Reger String Trio. Our entire quartet participated in coaching the groups, including Laura and Ken, as well as Matthew Zerweck and Emily Freudigman.