Edward Arron & Friends

Join us for Part 1 of the 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series with Edward Arron & Friends


6:00 p.m. Cocktails │ 7:00 p.m. Performance


Edward Arron, cello
Adam Neiman, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin

From left to right: Edward Arron, Arnaud Sussman and Adam Neiman

Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major for Solo Piano, Opus 38
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 49

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since that time, he has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. Currently, he is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina and Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, SC. Additionally, Mr. Arron curates a series, “Edward Arron and Friends,” at the Caramoor International Music Festival, and is the co-artistic director along with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the new Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Mr. Arron has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, New York’s Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, Bravo! Vail, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Spoleto USA, Santa Fe, Seattle Chamber Music, Kuhmo (Finland), PyeongChang, Charlottesville, Telluride Musicfest, Seoul Spring, Lake Champlain Chamber Music, Chesapeake Chamber Music, and Bard Music Festival. He has participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project as well as Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters.

Edward Arron began playing the cello at age seven in Cincinnati and continued his studies in New York with Peter Wiley. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Harvey Shapiro. Mr. Arron joined the faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016, and has served on the faculty of New York University since 2009.

Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura and profound musicianship.
A thrilling young musician attracting attention for his unmatched sound, Arnaud Sussmann makes debuts in the 2016-17 season with the Vancouver Symphony on Brahms Concerto with Cristian Macelaru, Pacific Symphony on Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 with Carl St. Clair, and Alabama Symphony on Brahms Concerto with Carlos Izcaray, amongst other orchestras.  He performs Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a Czech-themed recital program with pianist Michael Brown at Columbia University’s Italian Academy Teatro in New York.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season included debuts with New World Symphony under Cristian Macelaru, Jacksonville Symphony under Courtney Lewis and Grand Rapids Symphony under Marcelo Lehninger.  Abroad, Sussmann played Brahms Double Concerto with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem in Tel Aviv with cellist Gary Hoffman and play/directed the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris in performances at the Philharmonie de Paris and at the Besançon International Music Festival in France.  He has appeared previously with the American Symphony Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Minnesota Sinfonia, Jerusalem Symphony and the Nice Orchestra in France.
Sussmann has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Gary Hoffman, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Wu Han, David Finckel, Jan Vogler and members of the Emerson String Quartet.  A dedicated chamber musician, he has been a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006 and regularly appears with them in New York and on tour.
Born in Strasbourg, France and based now in New York City, Arnaud Sussmann trained at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Juilliard School with Boris Garlitsky and Itzhak Perlman.

American pianist Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists of his generation, praised for possessing a truly rare blend of power, bravura, imagination, sensitivity, and technical precision. With an established international career and an encyclopedic repertoire that spans more than sixty concerti, Neiman has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Belgrade, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Slovenia, Umbria, and Utah, as well as with the New York Chamber Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. He has collaborated with many of the world’s celebrated conductors, including Jiri Belohlavek, Giancarlo Guerrero, Theodor Gushlbauer, Carlos Kalmer, Uros Lajovic, Yoël Levi, Andrew Litton, Rossen Milanov, Heichiro Ohyama, Peter Oundjian, Leonard Slatkin, and Emmanuel Villaume.

An acclaimed recitalist, Neiman has performed in most of the major cities and concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. His European solo engagements have brought him to Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan, where he made an eight-city tour culminating in his debut at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.

Neiman’s recent activities include a monumental solo recital tour of North America pairing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, and “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op. 106, and he subsequently recorded those works for release on Sono Luminus in 2017. Neiman will release a triple-disc set consisting of the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes and Études-Tableaux, due for release on Aeolian Classics in 2017. Additionally, audiences may stay tuned for a 2017 DVD release of the complete Liszt Transcendental Études, live in Los Angeles, for Aeolian Classics.
Neiman joined the full time piano faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, earning the position of Assistant Professor of Piano in 2015.

Adam Neiman is also the founder and CEO of Aeolian Classics, LLC, a new record label and music publishing company.Please visit for more information.


  • $30.00 - Advanced adult tickets
  • $35.00 - Day of adult tickets
  • $15.00 - Student tickets
  • $75.00 - Chamber Music Season Pass


October 28, 2016


  • 6:00 p.m. Cocktails | 7:00 p.m. Concert


Wood Auditorium