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Welcome from the Concertino Strings Director


Welcome to Concertino Strings! My name is Marcos Kreutzer and I would like to tell you about Concertino Strings. In our orchestra, students will learn the nuts and bolts of orchestra playing while making great music and lots of friends. In our rehearsals, we learn how to follow a conductor, how to sight-read music while listening to other parts, how to play together with other people, and so much more. All the skills necessary to be successful in more advanced ensembles like Sinfonia, Philharmonia, and HYSO.

Concertino Strings is open to all beginning string players who are already comfortable sight-reading music and have played their instrument for two years or more. Click here for more specific information about auditioning for Concertino Strings.

An absence reporting form has been provided for your convenience — please remember to report absences as much in advance as possible! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Marcos Kreutzer, Director

Hochstein Concertino Strings

Marcos Kreutzer, Director 
Saturdays, 8:45 am-9:45 am
Suggested grades 1-5, 
NYSSMA Level 2-3 or Suzuki Book III who can demonstrate sight-reading proficiency.
Audition required; Director will accept new members throughout the year.


  • Concertino Strings will be allowed to meet in-person. Please stay tuned for specific details which will be sent to our students by the directors.
  • Students will be asked to follow safety guidelines and expectations while in the building. Everyone entering Hochstein will be required to wear a mask when they are in the building.
  • Parents/guardians are expected to leave the building during most orchestra rehearsals after dropping off their student. (One parent/guardian may attend rehearsal with each student in Concertino Strings)


This first step in Hochstein’s comprehensive Orchestral Program is designed for violin, viola, cello, and bass students who can demonstrate beginning sight-reading proficiency. Come and explore team music-making as we study orchestral performance and bowing skills. Students will also work on learning to play as a section and following the conductor.

Audition information for the 2021-2022 school year can be accessed by clicking here.


Fees for 2021-22 school year: $10 registration fee; $432* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $108 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $372 payable in quarterly installments of $93. (Fees are as of Fall 2021.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.