School of Music

Chamber Music Dressed Down II

The newest Four Seasons initiative, Chamber Music Dressed Down presents chamber music’s greatest hits in intimate, parlor-like settings. With more discussion from the stage, greater access to the performers and an in-house bar, CMDD replicates the atmopshere chamber music was written to be performed in. Chamber Music Dressed Down concerts are part of the concert subscription package. 


Chamber Music By-the-Numbers

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 PM - Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM - The Martinsborough, Greenvillle

Works by Bach, Dohnányi, Halvorsen/Handel, Kodály, Ligeti and Martinů


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, New Jersey Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo and Seoul Spring festivals. Kim is Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Elina Vahala, violin 

Vähälä made her concerto debut at the age of twelve with the Sinfonia Lahti in Finland. She is a first prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and has performed as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra and the Israel Camerata as well as the MIAGI festival in South Africa. Vähälä is a professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. 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

Amit Peled, cello 

During the 2016/2017 season, Amit Peled will continue sharing with audiences around the world the sound of the historic cello of Pablo Casals. Recent highlights with this historic cello include a 20 city U.S. recital tour and a recording of the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra. Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls. Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. View Full Bio