Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach is one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music.
All Curtis piano students are familiar with the music of J.S. Bach. The school's repertoire requirements for pianists includes performance of a complete work of Bach - from memory.
This Piano was "Adopted" by Pianist Haochen Zhang
Haochen Zhang, a 2012 Curtis graduate, "adopted" this new Steinway piano upon its arrival at Curtis in September, 2010. Haochen has been performing in public since the age of five. He won his first major piano competition at age thirteen, and in 2009, at the age of nineteen, Haochen was awarded the prestigious gold medal at the thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. While at Curtis, Haochen was a student of Gary Graffman.
Haochen Zhang at Curtis's new Steinway concert grand
About This Piano
- The school's new Steinway Model D concert grand, Serial #586671, was delivered to Curtis two weeks after the start of the 2010-11 Fall semester. Curtis faculty members Gary Graffman and Ignat Solzhenitsyn selected the piano at the Steinway factory in Long Island earlier in the month. This exceptional musical instrument made its debut at the first Curtis student concert of the 2010-11 season on Monday, October 11, 2010. The Steinway concert grand is one of twenty-two new pianos added to the school's collection when Curtis expanded its campus in 2011 to include Lenfest Hall.
- Steinway & Sons began building fine pianos in 1853. Handmade and built to last for generations, Steinway pianos are exceptional investments as well as superb musical instruments. The Model D concert grand is Steinway's largest piano, measuring eight feet eleven and three-quarters inches in length.
- Curtis has been an "All-Steinway School" since its founding in 1924 - one of nine conservatories, eighty colleges and universities, and twenty-one other schools of distinction so designated.
You Can Help by Purchasing a Piano Key
- Make a gift of $50 for each piano key you would like to buy, then Curtis will place your name next to one of this piano's eighty-eight keys, listed below.
- Make a note of the key or keys you would like to select and the name of this piano (Bach). Then make your contribution online, or call the Curtis Development Office at (215) 717-3126. Just mention that you want to give to "Keys For Curtis."
- To thank you for helping Curtis purchase this new Steinway piano, we'll send you a "Keys for Curtis" keychain!
THANK YOU for your gift to Curtis!
|A0||1||Charles Sterne III and Eileen D. Marolla, in honor of Eleanor Blum Sokoloff|
|A0#||2||Elizabeth Wright and Fabrizio Franco, in memory of Peggy Wright|
|B0||3||Daniel S. McDougall, in memory of Mrs. Frederick R. Shulver|
|C1||4||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|C1#||5||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|D1||6||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|D1#||7||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|E1||8||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|F1||9||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|F1#||10||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|G1||11||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|G1#||12||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|A1||13||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|A1#||14||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|B1||15||Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.|
|C2||16||Mr. and Mrs. Burton Laman|
|C2#||17||Mr. and Mrs. Burton Laman|
|D2||18||Beatrice S. Rossman, in honor of James Matarese's Birthday|
|D2#||19||Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Ricci|
|E2||20||Patti Thompson Buechner, in memory of Vladimir Sokoloff|
|F2||21||Daniel Alfred Wachs|
|F2#||22||Willem and Wonmi Kim Blokbergen|
|G2||23||Laurel A. Grady, in memory of John Patrick Grady|
|G2#||24||Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, in honor of Eleanor Sokoloff|
|A2||25||Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, in honor of Eleanor Sokoloff|
|A2#||26||Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, in honor of Eleanor Sokoloff|
|B2||27||Jamie Laredo and Sharon Robinson, in honor of Eleanor Sokoloff|
|C3||28||Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, in honor of Eleanor Sokoloff|
|D3||30||Jonathan L. Rigg|
|D3#||31||Michi I. Tashjian|
|E3||32||Stephanie Yen-Mun Liem, in honor of Alan Morrison|
|F3||33||Alexandra E. Moellmann|
|F3#||34||Craig P. Knox, in memory of Edward Aldwell|
|G3||35||Paul Windt, in memory of Max Aronoff, Jascha Brodsky, and Efrem Zimbalist|
|G3#||36||Martha S. Alfee, in memory of Eugene Istomin|
|A3||37||Bette Burke Roth|
|A3#||38||Jennifer Lim, in honor of Peter Serkin|
|B3||39||Anonymous, in memory of Helen Mitsue Doike|
|C4 - Middle C||40||Nathan Bachhuber|
|C4#||41||Yumi Fukuoka, in honor of Haochen Zhang|
|D4||42||Yumi Fukuoka, in honor of Haochen Zhang|
|D4#||43||Yumi Fukuoka, in honor of Hoachen Zhang|
|E4||44||Yumi Fukuoka, in honor of Haochen Zhang|
|F4||45||Fafan Piano Studio in Vancouver|
|F4#||46||Barbara Moskow, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kessler|
|A4||49||Chin Kim, in honor of Ivan Galamian|
|D5#||54||Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Anderson, in honor of Bryan Anderson|
|A5||60||Jonathan Assoian, in honor of Richard Assoian|
|A5#||61||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|B5||62||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|C6||63||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|C6#||64||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|D6||65||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|D6#||66||Leah Mellman Bowes|
|E6||67||Barbara Moskow, in memory of Miriam Golden Hailparn|
If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Advancement Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."