Craig Sorgi - Concertmaster
Craig Sorgi has been a member of the San Antonio Symphony First Violin section since 1982 and during the 2004-2006 and 2012-2013 concert seasons he was appointed Acting Assistant Concertmaster. Craig was also the Concertmaster of the San Antonio Opera from 1999 until it ceased operations in 2012. In 2005, he was invited by Maestro David Mairs to be the Concertmaster of the Mid-Texas Symphony.
Craig has been very active as a chamber music performer and solo recitalist in the South Texas area for the last 35 years and has also been a frequent performer of new music. Since the 2011 season Craig has been programming and leading chamber music concerts by the Mid-Texas Chamber Players- a chamber music ensemble made up of members of the Mid-Texas Symphony.
Music education has also played an important part in Craig’s career. While in San Antonio he has been active in the public school music programs as a teacher and guest clinician and he was a member of the music faculty of Trinity University from 2003-2016. In the summers, he serves as the Director of the Cactus Pear Music Festival's Young Artist Program.
In 2013 Craig was recognized by the AFL-CIO for his lifetime of work on behalf of the labor movement. And in 2015 he was awarded the Arts and Letters Award for “outstanding contributions to the artistic and literary community of San Antonio” by the San Antonio Library. When he isn’t playing the violin, Craig can probably be found in the water pursuing his passion for competitive swimming. Craig is married to Melanie, a career music educator. He and his wife are the proud parents of two wonderful sons: Baltimore-based violinist Colin; and, Los Angeles-based visual effects artist Cameron.