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Thu, Oct 06


Warbeke, Pratt Hall, Mt. Holyoke College

Strings Workshop with Samuel Vargas

International, prize-winning soloist Samuel Vargas is hosting a workshop for violin and viola. Tickets are available by donation. Face masks are required.

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Strings Workshop with Samuel Vargas
Strings Workshop with Samuel Vargas

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Warbeke, Pratt Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075, USA

About the event

October 6th at 6:30PM - Mount Holyoke College campus

This workshop is intended to be a relaxed and friendly setting, appropriate for all levels. Violinists and violists can prepare a piece or passage (max. 3 minutes) for expert feedback, bring technique or repertoire questions, or just attend and observe. All participants must wear face masks. RSVP required. Number of participants is limited. Directions to Pratt Hall. Please see: Map of Mount Holyoke (Pratt Hall is in section G3—park in section I3). 

Samuel Vargas is the soloist for the Pioneer Valley Symphony's 84th season premiere concert, Metamorphosis of Peace on October 8th. He has received wide recognition for his powerful artistry and awards and is the founder and president of the Samuel Vargas International Music Foundation, an organization that is enriching communities and society through the power of classical music, emphasizing a holistic approach to music education, and supporting students in all areas of studies and well-being. Through his passionate work and entrepreneurship, he has founded eight active Venezuelan chamber orchestras as well as mentored students across South America. Vargas recently published his first book, “The Art of Giving and Receiving; The Person Behind the Violin,” which encompasses the art of teaching and focuses on establishing a relationship between the musician and their inner being.

Samuel plays on a Wojciech Topa 2020 Guarneri del Gesu model.


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