Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 3:00p.m.
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
East Carolina University
Franz Schubert's Rondo in D Major for Piano Four-Hands, D. 608
Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
Robert McDonald has performed internationally as a solo recitalist and as a recital partner to Midori and Isaac Stern. He has appeared with the San Francisco, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Curtis symphony orchestras, as well as with the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional in Costa Rica and the Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento in Italy. He has performed with the Juilliard, Takacs, American, Muir and Brentano string quartets. View Full Bio
Keiko Sekino, a 2001 Presser Music Award recipient, 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, Parsimmon 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
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
Xiao-Dong Wang, artistic Director of Concertante, entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of ten and won the Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Wieniawski-Lipinski International Violin Competition by the age of fifteen. He has performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a chamber musician at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Aspen and Ravinia festivals. View Full Bio
Zvi Plesser has performed to critical acclaim throughout North and Central America, Europe and Israel. He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and has participated at the Marlboro, Cervantino (Mexico), Lapland (Sweden), and the Montpellier (France) festivals. Plesser is on the cello faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. View Full Bio
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