Emily Watkins Freudigman
Alice Viola Winters Eidson Chair
Emily Watkins Freudigman joined the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra in 2002 as Assistant Principal Viola and is Co-Founder of Camerata San Antonio. Emily holds degrees in viola performance from Southern Methodist University, the Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Michigan and has been a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
She has studied chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Muir, Concord and Tokyo string quartets, and she has performed with the Grand Rapids, Maryland, Fort Worth and Boston symphony orchestras. She maintains an active viola studio in San Antonio – her students perform in the Texas All-State orchestras, attend prestigious summer music camps, including the Eastern and Killington Music Festivals and Interlochen Center for the Arts and have gone on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Emily’s first studio recording with Camerata San Antonio, called Salon Buenos Aires and featuring chamber music by Miguel del Aguila, came out on Bridge Records in Fall 2009 and received two nominations for a Latin Grammy Award.