School of Music

2018 Winter Workshop Artists

Faculty Artists  

Peter Frankl

Pianist Peter Frankl has appeared with leading orchestras around the world, including the Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco symphony orchestras and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic and al London orchestras. He has appeared with the world’s leading conductors, including Boulez, Muti, Menuhin, Szell and Britten and his tours have taken him frequently to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He has appeared at summer festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, Ravinia and Yellow Barn. Frankl has served on the jury of the Van Cliburn, Rubinstein, Leeds, Kappell and Queen Elizabeth competitions and is honorary professor at the Liszt Academy.  View Full Bio


Keiko Sekino, piano 

A 2001 Presser Music Award recipient, Sekino 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, Persimmon 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


Kwan Yi

Pianist Kwan Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in many of the world’s greatest halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. He has performed as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Festival Orchestra and has performed chamber music alongside Itzhak Perlman, Miriam Fried and Roberto Diaz. Kwan is Assistant Professor of Piano at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Ara 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, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Helsinki and has performed as a member of Concertante. Gregorian is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and is on the violin faculty at ECU where he holds the Four Seasons Distinguished Professorship in Music.  View Full Bio

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

Ani Kavafian


Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a prolific career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually all of America’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She is a renowned chamber musician, and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1979.View Full Bio

Hye-Jin Kim

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, violinist Hye-Jin Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, the 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 music festivals. Kim is associate professor of violin at East Carolina University.  View Full Bio


Steven Tenenbom, viola 

Steven Tenenbom is the violist with the Orion String Quartet and Opus One, and he has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and on the 92nd Street Y Chamber Series. He has been a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brandenburg Ensemble on tour through the United States and Japan. View Full Bio


Colin Carr, cello 

Winner of the Naumburg International Competition, Carr has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr trio, has performed with the Guarneri and Emerson quartets, and has appeared at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Carr is on the cello faculty at Stony Brook University. View Full Bio

Emanuel Gruber, cello 


Former principal cellist of the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Gruber was awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and won the Concert Artists Guild Auditions. He participated in the Musical Spring Festival and the Rostropovich Cello Festival, and was on the jury of the 2nd Davidoff International Cello Competition. Gruber has been on the faculty of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and is currently Professor of Cello at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Michael Kannen, cello  

A founding member of the award-winning Brentano String Quartet and current member of the Cooperstown Quartet, cellist Michael Kannen has performed at the Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, Four Seasons, Prussia Cove and Portland music festivals, and with the Houston-based group Context. Kannen is the Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he holds the Sidney Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music.  View Full Bio