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Local Cellist Cameron Cesa to Perform Tonight in Concerto Night

Windsor Square musician Cameron Cesa, 18, will be on stage this evening under a musical spotlight. Accompanied by the full Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, Cesa and fellow cellist and friend Jake Goldman will perform three movements by Vivaldi for the high school’s annual “Concerto Night” at the Hamilton Music Academy, a prized, and very competitive, opportunity to perform.

Cameron has been playing cello since he was five and studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts downtown where he trained with cellist Nancy Yamagata. At Hamilton High School, he plays under the direction of orchestra conductor Jim Foscia while also taking academic classes, fiddling around on the ukulele and guitar, and dabbling at the piano.

Cameron is not the only musician in the house on North Van Ness Ave. When his older siblings are resident they occasionally play as what his mother dubs the “Fratelli Cesa.” Older sister Morgan takes to the piano while older brother Colin plays the viola. We’ve included a short video below of the Cesa kids playing Five Old French Dances (IV Le Matelotte) arranged by M. McLean for Colin Cesa’s Senior Recital in 2009 when Cameron was quite a bit younger.  Surprisingly, neither his mother Laura Baker nor his father Ian Cesa are trained musicians, but years of practicing, encouragement and training have made all three of their children quite accomplished musicians.

Cameron will be attending Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in the fall.  He is interested in studying Environmental Science, and (hopefully) will continue with his music. After graduation Cameron is headed off to spend a month in Australia fishing the Murray River with his father, but is expected to pick up his bow again once he returns to his home in Los Angeles.

Sat June 2, 2012
7:30 pm
Norman J Pattiz Auditorium
Hamilton High School
2995 S Robertson Blvd LA, CA 90034

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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