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Summer Chamber Music Workshop

Claire Tatman, Director 

Claire Tomoko Tatman is a violinist and instructor who performs primarily in Nevada, Arizona, and California and has privately taught violin and coached string ensembles for the past 12 years.  She currently plays in the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and actively subs with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Tucson Symphony OrchestraArizona Opera, and Phoenix Symphony


Her past large ensemble experience includes the Arizona MusicFestAmerican Youth Symphony in Los Angeles, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in Nevada City, and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. She performed with the Sunriver Festival in Bend, OR during summer 2019.

Claire earned her Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Arizona State University in December 2013. She is currently working on a Masters in Orchestral Studies at the University of Nevada (UNR) in Reno, NV and studies with Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio where she is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a member of the Nightingale String Quartet, the quartet in residence at the university. Claire is also the newly appointed director for the Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop (SCMW) and is extremely excited to lead next summer's workshop in 2020. 

Hermes Camacho – Violin/Viola

Composer/conductor Hermes Camacho earned degrees in music from Cal State Long Beach (B.M.), University of Colorado (M.M.), and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.). Hermes has earned awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, New Music USA, ASCAP, SCI, and the American Composers Forum, among others. Highlights as a conductor include performing for 45 Ambassadors to the United Nations as well as a performance for the Mexican Independence Day, televised nationally on Univision. Hermes currently serves on the faculty of Austin Soundwaves, an El Sistema youth music program benefiting the underserved community of East Austin, as well as a Lectureship at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Outside of teaching, he is Co-founder of and Head of Content and Development at Picardy, an online platform for learning musicianship. Hermes and his wife make their home in Austin, Texas with their two sons, Charlie and Matthew.

James Een – Viola

Mr. Een is active as chamber musician and in the performance of twentieth century music. He has performed with the New Davis Trio, Music Now, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, the Sacramento Area Bach Festival as well as with many other groups throughout northern California. Mr. Een has a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Science (Teaching), Magna Cum Lauda from Mankato State University, and a Master of Music from Arizona State University.

Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo – Violin

Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo performs regularly on period and modern instruments in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Asia. Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo's violin concerto performance in New Zealand was praised by the Otago Times for its “excellent pace, and its exciting and forward motion”. Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo has performed with Juilliard415, New York Baroque Inc, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, San Jose Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, and many more. Her summer festival appearances include Lake Tahoe Music Festival (as concertmaster), American Bach Soloists Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, and the Bear Valley Music Festival. 


Her 2016-2017 season highlights include performances with Archetti Baroque String Ensemble and Portland Baroque Orchestra and her debut in Carnegie Hall with New York Baroque Orchestra.


A dedicated teacher, Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo teaches throughout the Bay Area and regularly coaches the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Workshop. 


Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo studied with Elizabeth Blumenstock and at the Juilliard School with Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts. She plays a 1690 Caspar Borbon violin, made in Brussels. When not making music, Laura enjoys baking, photography, knitting, and playing with her cat, Sherbert.

Amanda Lostritto, violin, Administrative Assistant

Amanda Lostritto started playing the violin when she was four years old, but had the passion for it starting at the age of one.  Amanda studied with Nancy Hill until she was 13 during which she was the first place winner of the Music in the Mountains Young Musician’s Competition three years in a row, joined the Sacramento Youth Symphony, as well as small chamber groups.  She studied with Anna Presler at Sacramento State University, completing her Bachelor’s Degree in 2013.  Amanda currently teaches Piano and Violin privately, and at McLaughlin Studios in Loomis, CA.

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