Craig Sorgi - Concertmaster
Craig Sorgi has been a member of the San Antonio Symphony First Violin section since 1982 and during the 2004-06 and 2012-13 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 then Music Director David Mairs to be the Concertmaster of Mid-Texas Symphony.
Sorgi has been very active as a chamber musician and solo recitalist since his arrival in the South Texas area. From 2011-2018, he served as music director for Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players. Late 2018 will see the launch of a new chamber music project, the Trivium Chamber Ensemble, which Craig has started with several of his SA Symphony colleagues and for which he will serve as Artistic Director. Music education has also played an important part in his career. In 2003 he joined the music faculty of Trinity University where he served as Adjunct Professor of Violin until 2016. In addition, since 2008, Sorgi has served as the Director of the Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Young Artist Program.
Sorgi is married to Melanie, a career music educator. He and his wife are the proud parents of two wonderful sons: Baltimore Symphony violist Colin; and Los Angeles-based visual effects artist Cameron. In spring of 2018, Craig and Melanie were excited to welcome Clara, their first grandchild, to the family.