Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00p.m.
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
East Carolina University
Next Generation concerts feature world-renowned guest artists and ECU faculty artists performing alongside selected current and former ECU students. Next Gen on the Road is an innovative outreach initiative that takes Next Generation concerts to communities throughout the region and engages young musicians in intensive performance and educational settings.
Robert McDonald, piano
McDonald has performed internationally as a solo recitalist and as a recital partner to Isaac Stern and other celebrated instrumentalists. He has appeared with the San Francisco, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Curtis symphony orchestras as well as with the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional in Costa Rica and the Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento in Italy. He won the Gold Medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the top prize at the William Kapell International Competition and has performed with the Juiliiard, Takacs and Brentano string quartets. McDonald is a member of the faculties at The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music.View Full Bio
FEATURED ECU STUDENT:
J. Christopher Buddo, bass
Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Buddo came to East Carolina University in the fall of 2006 as Director of the School of Music. Prior to that he was a double bass professor and the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs forBaylor University. Dr. Buddo has also taught at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, the University of Northern Iowa and Birch Creek Summer Music Festival. As a bassist he has performed with the Fort Worth and Waco Symphony Orchestras, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Roanoke Symphony and the Bedford Springs Music Festival.
Ara Gregorian, violin 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 Vail festivals. He has recorded for the Bridge and Kleos labels and performed as a member of the Daedalus Quartet and Concertante. Gregorian is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University.
Emanuel Gruber, cello
Former principal cellist of the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Gruber was awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Israel Philharmonic in 1970 and won the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 1975. He has appeared at the Musical Spring Festival in St. Petersburg and the Rostropovich Cello Festival, and has served as a visiting professor at Indiana University. Gruber is a founding member of the Tel Aviv Chamber Music Society and is currently on the cello faculty at East Carolina University.
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, Hanover Chamber 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 Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Music from Angel Fire and Seoul Spring festivals. Kim is Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University.
Jorge Richter, viola
Previously on the faculties of Truman State University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tennessee, Richter has appeared at the Utah Music Festival, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, the 25th Brasilia Summer Music Festival and the Tulsa Philharmonic. He has served as guest conductor of the Brasilia National Theater, Oak Ridge and the National Music Conservatoire symphony orchestras, as well as with the Chungnan Philharmonic, Sang Rok Festival and Antunes Chamber orchestras. Richter is conductor of the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra.
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, Parsimmon 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.
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Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
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