Tribute to David Soyer Oct 24
Former Cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet Honored with Performances, Remembrances, and Pictures
(October 18, 2010) The Curtis Institute of Music pays tribute to cellist David Soyer (1923-2010), a founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, faculty member for over forty years, and irreplaceable presence in the music world, on Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m.
A teacher and player of remarkable gifts, David Soyer formed the Guarneri String Quartet with Curtis alumni Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, and Michael Tree while the four were spending the summer of 1964 at the Marlboro Festival and School. Mr. Soyer joined Curtis's faculty in 1968, and in that role influenced two generations of superb cellists— including current faculty member Peter Wiley ('74), who succeeded him as the cellist of the Guarneri in 2001.
Mr. Soyer's life will be remembered with performances, photos, and reflections from Arnold Steinhardt, first violin of the Guarneri String Quartet, and Curtis President Roberto Díaz. The tribute takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music. Admission is free and tickets are not required.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 164 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.
Tribute to David Soyer
Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Free; no tickets required.
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