School of Music

Winter Celebration

 A private concert and reception for Four Seasons Donors at and above the Patron level ($1,000) and Sponsors/Hosts of Winter Workshop 2018. 



Thursday, January 4, 7:00p.m.
Private home (concert and event)


Featuring faculty artists and participants of Winter Workshop 2017 

Winter Workshop Faculty Artists

Robert McDonald, piano

American pianist Robert McDonald has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Far East both as solo recitalist and, for many years, as recital partner to Isaac Stern and other distinguished instrumentalists. He has appeared with major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Juilliard, American, Takacs, Muir, Brentano, St. Lawrence, Vermeer, Borromeo and Shanghai string quartets, as well as with Musicians from Marlboro and at the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. View Full Bio


Keiko Sekino, piano 

A 2001 Presser Music Award recipient, Sekino has performed with members of the Peabody Trio, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and the Mendelssohn Quartet. She has appeared at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Persimmon Hall (Tokyo), Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria (Spain), Castello Caetani (Italy), and at festivals such as Ravinia, Kuhmo, Santander and Norfolk. Sekino is Associate Professor of Piano at East Carolina University.View Full Bio


Kwan Yi 

Pianist Kwan Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in many of the world’s greatest halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. He has performed as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Festival Orchestra and has performed chamber music alongside Itzhak Perlman, Miriam Fried and Roberto Diaz. Kwan is Assistant Professor of Piano at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gregorian made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has appeared in cities throughout the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Helsinki, and has performed as a member of the Daedalus Quartet and Concertante. Gregorian is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio

Ida Kavafian, violin 

The versatile violinist/violist Ida Kavafian has performed extensively as a soloist, as Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and as co-founder of Tashi, OPUS ONE and Trio Valtorna. Former member of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio, she is a faculty member at The Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School and Bard College. She has also found great success with her hobby, raising prize winning purebred Vizsla dogs. View Full Bio

Hye-Jin Kim, violin 

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hanover Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 and has appeared at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo and Seoul Spring festivals. View Full Bio

Daniel Phillips 


Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He is a founding member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and performs regularly at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Since winning  the 1976 Young Concert Artists competition, he has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima symphonies. Phillips is a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Bard College Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. View Full Bio


Misha Amory  

Since winning the 1991 Naumburg Viola Award, Misha Amory has been acclaimed as one of the leading American violists of his generation. He has performed with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and has been presented in recital at New York's Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles' Ambassador series and Philadelphia's Mozart on the Square festival. Amory is a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. View Full Bio


Steven Tenenbom, viola 

Steven Tenenbom is the violist with the Orion String Quartet and Opus One, and he has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and on the 92nd Street Y Chamber Series. He has been a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brandenburg Ensemble on tour through the United States and Japan. View Full Bio


Colin Carr, cello 

Winner of the Naumburg International Competition, Carr has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr trio, has performed with the Guarneri and Emerson quartets, and has appeared at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Carr is on the cello faculty at Stony Brook University. View Full Bio

Emanuel Gruber, cello 


Former principal cellist of the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Gruber was awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and won the Concert Artists Guild Auditions. He participated in the Musical Spring Festival and the Rostropovich Cello Festival, and was on the jury of the 2nd Davidoff International Cello Competition. Gruber has been on the faculty of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and is currently Professor of Cello at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Michael Kannen, cello  

A founding member of the award-winning Brentano String Quartet, Kannen performs chamber music as a member of the Apollo Trio, on period instruments with the Houston-based group Context, and at many major music festivals such as Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest and the Portland Chamber Music Festival. He is currently the Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he holds the Sidney Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music. He is currently a member of the Cooperstown Quartet. View Full Bio

Winter Celebration