School of Music

Season Opening Extravaganza



Thursday, September 27, 7:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Friday, September 28, 8:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Sunday, September 30, 3:00p.m. Hayes Barton UMC - Raleigh 


Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20 (arr. Gregorian)
Johannes Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"


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

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 and is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet. Kim is associate professor of violin 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 a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio

Kim Kashkashian

Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo,” violist Kim Kashkashian was awarded the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, as well as the prestigious Golden Bow award of Switzerland. She has appeared as soloist with the major orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Paris and New York and is on the chamber music and viola faculty at the New England Conservatory.  View Full Bio

Mary Rosen, cello

Founding member of the world-renowned Mendelssohn String Quartet and Artistic Director of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, Rosen has appeared on stage throughout Europe, Asia, South America and in all fifty of the United States. She has collaborated with the Juilliard, Emerson and Orion quartets and has appeared frequently at the Marlboro Music Festival. With the Mendelssohn String Quartet, she served as Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Harvard University. Rosen is Professor of Cello at Queens College and serves on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music at The New School. View Full Bio

Peter Wiley

A former member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio, Wiley is a founding member of OPUS ONE and was principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at the age of 20. Wiley appears frequently at the Marlboro Music Festival and Music from Angel Fire, received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and is on the faculty at the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. View Full Bio