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Steve Kecskemethy

It is with great sadness that I bring the news that the former teacher and conductor of Capital Strings, Stephen Kecskemethy, passed away on August 17th.  

It was almost two years ago when he had to suddenly take a forced retirement, just a week before our Christmas concert.  That year, we dedicated to him the Benefit Concert, which he watched from his home.  

Capital Strings students made many visits to his home to play for him, for lessons, and just to enjoy this wonderful teacher and person.  He always had funny stories, hugs and love for all.  Even when he lost his hair, we never felt we were visiting someone who was very sick.  

We have learned some precious things about music and life from him.  We all miss him very much.

~ Betsy Kobayashi
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