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Bach

Bach at the keyboard


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

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) 893-5279. 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!

 

Key:

 

Contributed by:

 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
 C3#  29 Elliot Madore
 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
 G4  47 Eileen Marolla and Charles Sterne III, in memory of Stephanie Yen-Mun Liem Azar
 G4#  48 Eileen Marolla and Charles Sterne III, in memory of Stephanie Yen-Mun Liem Azar
 A4  49 Chin Kim, in honor of Ivan Galamian
 A4#  50  
 B4  51  
 C5  52  
 C5#  53  
 D5  54 Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Anderson, in honor of Bryan Anderson
 D5#  55  
 E5  56  
 F5  57  
 F5#

 58

 
 G5  59  
 G5#  60 Jonathan Assoian, in honor of Richard Assoian
 A5  61 Leah Mellman Bowes  
 A5#  62 Leah Mellman Bowes 
 B5  63 Leah Mellman Bowes
 C6  64 Leah Mellman Bowes
 C6#  65 Leah Mellman Bowes 
 D6  66 Leah Mellman Bowes 
 D6#  67 Barbara Moskow, in memory of Miriam Golden Hailparn
 E6  68  
 F6  69  
 F6#  70  
 G6  71  
 G6#  72  
 A6  73  
 A6#  74  
 B6  75  
 C7  76  
 C7#  77  
 D7  78  
 D7#  79  
 E7  80  
 F7  81  
 F7#  82  
 G7  83  
 G7#  84  
 A7  85  
 A7#  86  
 B7  87  
C8  88  

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Advancement Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."

 

 

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