David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano with Arnaud Sussmann, violin, and Paul Neubauer, viola

March 05, 2021, 7:00 PM

Modlin Center for the ArtsModlin Center for the Arts

Virtual Event | Free
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"America's power couple of chamber music." –Wall Street Journal  

Well regarded for their master classes and residencies with our department of music students, David Finckel, cellist, and Wu Han, pianist, will provide a virtual performance and program introduction as a companion to their upcoming performance and residency at the Modlin Center next spring. Finckel and Han have a history of innovative programming, recording, and a passionate commitment to fostering young talent.   

David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians today and serve as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, founding artistic directors of Music@Menlo in the Silicon Valley, and artistic directors of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival in Seoul, South Korea. Finckel and Han founded ArtistLed, an independent recording company evolved from their desire to produce recordings in an environment free from artistic, commercial, technical and procedural constraints. David Finckel serves as professor of cello at The Juilliard School, as well as Artist-in-Residence at Stony Brook University. 

Arnaud Sussmann, violinist, and Paul Neubauer, violist, will perform in concert with David Finckel and Wu Han. Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura and profound musicianship. Sussmann has appeared with the many symphonies and orchestras throughout the world, toured as a soloist, and performed with many of today’s leading artists. Neubauer called “a master musician,” by the New York Times for his exceptional musicality and effortless was appointed principal violist of the New York Philharmonic at age 21 and has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras.  

The evening’s program features Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano F Major, op 5. no. 1; and Brahms Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, op. 25, no. 1. 

Each ticket also provides on-demand access to the broadcast after the performance.  

This performance is made possible in part with generous support from the DeWitt Fund for the Arts and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.   



Master Class with piano students, more details coming soon.  


Learn more about Wu Han and David Finckel 

Learn more about Arnaud Sussmann 

Learn more about Paul Neubauer