Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 7:30p.m.
Christ Church Parish Hall
Christ Episcopal Church
New Bern, NC
Frédéric Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C Major, Op. 3
Edward Elgar's Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84
Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44
Adam Neiman, nominated for a Grammy Award, has performed as soloist with the Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Minnesota and the National Symphony orchestras. He has appeared in the PBS documentary film “Playing for Real” which aired worldwide, was a winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has appeared at the Seattle, Moritzburg, Belgrade, Vancouver and Vail festivals. View Full Bio
Axel Strauss, winner of the 1998 Naumburg Violin Award, has performed as soloist with the Hamburg Symphony, the Seoul, Budapest and Bucharest Philharmonics, and the New York Chamber Symphony. He has appeared at the Library of Congress and Alice Tully Hall, at the Marlboro, Moab and the Kammermusiktage Mettlach (Germany) festivals, and with the Philharmonic Violins Berlin on tour in Japan. Strauss is on the violin faculty at McGill University in Montreal. View Full Bio
Ara Gregorian, founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, 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 Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio
Maria Lambros is a former member of the Mendelssohn Quartet, the Grammy Award nominated Ridge Quartet and the Naumburg Award-winning Meliora Quartet. She has appeared at the Aspen, Helsinki, Santa Fe, Yellow Barn 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 chamber music faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. View Full Bio
Ani Azanvoorian, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, has won the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award, the Chicago Cello Society Competition, and was a top prize winner in the 1996 International Paulo Competition in Finland. She has performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, Finnish Radio Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic and the Helsinki Philharmonic. Aznavoorian is principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica. View Full Bio
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