International Violinist Visits King City
for Sol Treasures SOL Orchestra Students
Sol Treasures Youth Strings Concert: Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m., St. Mark’s Church, 3rdand Bassett. The concert is free to the community, and all are welcomed to join us.
Sol Treasures Art and Cultural Center is excited to bring international violinist, George Anthony Figueroa to instruct students of its SOL-O Youth Strings Summer Program. Without a stings instructor this summer, Sol Treasures reached out to colleagues in the regional music community to arrange for a visiting teaching artist, George Anthony Figueroa.
An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, George Figueroa has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Central and South America. He is a former member of the La Catrina Quartet (the youngest Latin American concertizing quartet) with whom he performed at the prestigious Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Figueroa has trained and collaborated with prominent chamber musicians such as Robert Mann, William Preucil, Yo-Yo Ma and various chamber ensembles such as Brentano, Miami and Turtle Island String Quartet. He has also recorded for various public radio programs including both PBS and PR in Cleveland.
He is the founder and artistic director of Harper’s Chamber Music Academy, a multi-national group of musicians whose training is geared toward chamber music. He also founded Chamber Music Lenoir, a group of chamber musicians who give master classes and join with local artists to perform an annual series of concerts for the community.
At present, Mr. Figueroa is a member of New York’s prestigious Musica de Camara,a core of professional string players whose mission is to help promote the music of contemporary American, Caribbean, and South American composers. Mr. Figueroa’s concert engagements include recitals in many prestigious chamber concert series throughout the world.
The Sol Treasures SOL-O Strings Summer Camp will offer a concert on Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Guild Hall, 309 Bassett St. Students, ranging in age from 7 to 16, will demonstrate their skills under the guidance of special guest strings player and international musician George Anthony Figueroa and accomplished musician Aya Ettinger.
*Figueroa information source: Pacific Crest Music Festival Faculty