The pre-Thanksgiving week performance at Christkindlmarkt is practically a tradition at Peraza Music Workshop.  For nearly a decade, students have begun the studio’s busy holiday concert schedule by playing at the annual Germania Park Christmas event on November 21.  This year was no exception.  Brand-new violinists to very advanced students played a selection of Suzuki…

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Students of Peraza Music Workshop were invited to play for guests at a reception held by WGUC preceding a concert at Music Hall by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on October 30.  Repertoire included classical works, Halloween-theme pieces, and fiddle tunes.

PMW’s Bryson Karrer, 16, performed solo during Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra’s annual Tillman Memorial Concert on October 24, at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church in Liberty Township. Karrer received the honor as 2014 winner of the David and Marge Belew Young Artist Solo Competition for Orchestral Instrumentalists.  He performed Concerto in A minor by Alexander…

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Congratulations to Pablo Peguero-Winters, winner of the Encore-Clermont Philharmonic Concerto Competition!  Pablo’s performance of Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate during the competition won him first place honors and the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra during their 2015-2016 season.  Another PMW student, Beatrice Baker, won the competition in 2014 and soloed with the orchestra last…

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Music theory is integral to the education of students at Peraza Music Workshop.  We are pleased of welcome our new, highly-qualified, theory teachers: Ellen Harrison and Chris Lennard.  Ms. Harrison is teaching theory to group classes on Wednesdays.  Mr. Lennard is teaching to the Saturday group classes. Ellen Harrison Born and raised in Streator, Illinois, Ellen…

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Summer means sleeping in and staying up late, wearing flip flops and shorts, vacationing with family and playing with friends.  For students of Peraza Music Workshop, it also means lots of practice and violin summer camp. PMW students attended a variety of string camps around the country this summer.  Some were grueling, others laid-back.  All…

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