School of Music

Thrilling Season Finale



Thursday, April 5, 7:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Friday, April 6, 8:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Sunday, April 8, 3:00p.m. Hayes Barton UMC - Raleigh


Felix Mendelssohn's String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18
Anton Bruckner's Adagio
Antonín Dvořák’s String Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 97


Bella Hristova 

Winner of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Bella Hristova won first prize at the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and was Laureate of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. She has performed as soloist alongside Pinchas Zukerman with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo. Hristova has appeared at Sante Fe and Chamber Music Northwest festivals.  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


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 performed at the Casals, Storioni, Bard and Bravo! Vail festivals. He has recorded for the Bridge and Kleos labels and 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

 Hsin-Yun Huang, viola Top-prize winner of the 1993 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award, Huang has appeared as soloist with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Berlin Radio Symphony, the Russian State Philharmonic and the National Symphony of Taiwan. She has performed at the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Spoleto, Aspen, Santa Fe, Music@Menlo, Moritzburg and Chamber Music Northwest festivals, and is on the faculty at The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. View Full Bio
Ani Aznavoorian, cello 

Cellist Ani Aznavoorian has appeared as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Boston Pops and the Tokyo Philharmonic. She has appeared in concerts at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls, Alice Tully Hall, Aspen’s Harris Hall and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. She received a Presidential Scholar in the Arts award and the Bunkamura Orchard Hall award.  Aznavoorian is the principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica.  View Full Bio

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