Hector Serna, viola
Hector Serna began playing ‘cello at age 11 and soon began playing violin, viola, and any other instruments he could get his hands on. His passion for historically-informed performance was ignited when at age 12 he checked out a recording of Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni by The Academy Of Ancient Music from his local library. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Sonido Barroco, a baroque orchestra in San Antonio which he directs from the violin. He is also very active in the theatre community in San Antonio, where he has served as Music Director and Keyboardist for over 30 productions including Miss Saigon, Rent, next to normal, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Annie, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, and many others. His number one goal is to make live performances of Baroque and Classical music more accessible to people of every socioeconomic status, and to encourage young people to listen to and develop a love of Baroque music.