NEXT GENERATION RESIDENCY I
October 15-16, 2015 - Greensboro
October 17-18 - Charlotte
Next Generation residencies feature world-renowned guest artists and ECU faculty artists performing alongside selected current ECU students, ECU Next Gen Alumni Artists and music students from communities throughout the region. Next Generation Residency I takes place in Greensboro and Charlotte and includes intensive side-by-side rehearsals and performances, master classes, open rehearsals and career-relevant discussions for students in these areas. Participation is free and all are encouraged to apply. For more information on the program, watch this video or contact Four Seasons (firstname.lastname@example.org; 252-328-6019).
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Raman Ramakrishnan was a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, grand prize winners 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.;has performed at the Marlboro, Caramoor, Aspen and Vail festivals;and has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society and Chicago Chamber Musicians. He has served as guest principal cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and in 2011 he formed the Horszowski Trio with violinist Jesse Mills and pianist Rieko Aizawa.View Full Bio
ECU FACULTY ARTISTS:
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.
Next Generation Concert I
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