Winter Workshop attracts musicians from around the world to ECU

violists from around the world have converged at East Carolina University for its first-ever Winter Workshop.

The workshop, a new component of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, features 19 students who were selected from 150 applicants to perform and study with world-class artists – including four who teach at ECU.

The six-day session will culminate in two free public performances, at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and 4 p.m. Jan. 10, in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall.

“We are broadening our scope internationally,” said Ara Gregorian, the festival’s artistic director and professor of music at ECU. Participants ranging in age from 17 to 28 are coming from top conservatories and music schools including Eastman, Juilliard and Peabody. [full story]