School of Music

Season Opening Extravaganza



Thursday, September 15, 7:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Friday, September 16, 8:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Sunday, September 18, 7:00p.m. Hayes Barton UMC - Raleigh 


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493
Joaquín Turina’s Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 87


Thomas Sauer

Director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute, Sauer has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; the Marlboro, Seattle, Taos and Salt Bay festivals; and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He has recorded for the MSR Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Centaur and Arabesque labels and is on the piano faculty at Vassar College and the Mannes College of Music at The New School.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


Artistic Director and founding member of Concertante, Wang entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of ten and won the Yehudi 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, the Sydney Opera and the Shanghai Symphony orchestras, and has appeared at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. View Full Bio

Raman Ramakrishnan 

Ramakrishnan was a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, winners of the grand prize at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition. During his eleven years with the quartet, he performed coast-to-coast in the United States and Canada, in Japan, Hong Kong and Panama, and across Europe. He has given recitals in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., and has performed at the Marlboro, Caramoor and Vail festivals. In 2011 he formed the Horszowski Trio with violinist Jesse Mills and pianist Rieko Aizawa. View Full Bio