School of Music

Master Teachers

Four Seasons newest initiative, Master Teachers, brings the world’s foremost pedagogues, entrepreneurs and musical personalities to Greenville to work with ECU students. From one-on-one settings and chamber music coachings to interactive discussions and lectures, Master Teachers further solidifies the East Carolina University School of Music as a destination for the world’s most talented music students. All Master Teachers events are free and open to the public. 

Master Teachers Schedule: 

Miriam Fried and Paul Biss
December 1-2, 2018

Miriam Fried and Paul Biss
March 13-15, 2019 

Maria Lambros
April 13-14, 2019

Paul Biss 

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared throughout North America, Europe and Asia and at the Marlboro, Ravinia and Casals festivals. His students have won prizes in major international and national competitions, including first prizes in the Sibelius, Leopold Mozart and Stulberg competitions. Biss previously taught at Indiana University and is currently on the violin and chamber music faculty at New England Conservatory.   View Full Bio

Miriam Fried, violin 

Violinist Miriam Fried has played with virtually every major orchestra in the United States and Europe and has been a frequent guest with the principal orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as with the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony. Fried is on the faculty at New England Conservatory.  View Full Bio

Maria Lambros, viola 

A former member of the Mendelssohn Quartet, the Grammy Award nominated Ridge Quartet and the Naumburg Award-winning Meliora Quartet, Lambros has appeared at the Four Seasons, Aspen, Helsinki, Santa Fe, Tanglewood and Spoleto festivals; collaborated with the Guarneri, Cleveland, Brentano, Orion and Juilliard quartets; and performed with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Lambros is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and the chamber music faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Yellow Barn. View Full Bio