Roberto Díaz, President and CEO

Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees of the Curtis Institute of Music has ultimate oversight and authority over the business and affairs of the school.

  • Officers

    Deborah M. Fretz, chair

    Edward A. Montgomery Jr., vice chair

    Larry Bomback, treasurer

    Mary Claire Sullivan, secretary



    Nina Baroness von Maltzahnchair emerita

    H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest, chairman emeritus

    Louis P. Barbarin

    Frank S. Bayley

    Victoria Bok

    William R. Brody

    Michelle Cann

    Anthony B. Creamer III

    Roberto Díaz

    Nick DiBerardino

    Gordon Fowler

    Judith D. Freyer

    Bruce Jay Gould, M.D.

    Mignon Groch

    Marsha Hunter

    Andrew Jacobs

    Linda E. Johnson

    Lisa Liem

    Yuen Sung “Y.S.” Liu

    Connie B. McCann

    John H. McFadden

    Anthony McGill

    Frank J. Mechura

    John J. Medveckis

    Robert H. Mundheim

    C. Richard Neu

    Catherine Radbill, Friends trustee

    Robert H. Rock

    Mark E. Rubenstein

    Chiona Schwarz

    Jay H. Tolson

    Baron Lupo von Maltzahn

    Penelope P. Watkins

    Betty Whelchel

    Jerry Wind


    Trustees Emeriti

    Peter A. Benoliel

    Sheldon M. Bonovitz

    Carolyn S. Burger

    Joseph M. Field

    Alan R. Hirsig†

    Scott M. Jenkins

    Bobby Ellen Kimbel, Ph.D.

    James R. “Robin” Ledwith

    Bong S. Lee, M.D.

    Christina Weiss Lurie

    David G. Marshall

    Betty H. Matarese

    John A. Nyheim†

    Albert E. Piscopo

    Robert Pollack

    Samuel R. Shipley III

    Amanda W. Smoot

    † deceased

The Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation Board of Directors

The Curtis Institute of Music receives annual operating support from the Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, particularly the support of music and musical education. The foundation’s board of directors has determined that Curtis should be the sole recipient of financial support.

  • Bayard R. Fiechter, president

    Victoria Bok, vice president

    Joseph M. Field, secretary

    Scott M. Jenkins, treasurer


    A. Margaret “Stormy” Bok

    Tomas J. Bok, Ph.D.

    Gary Graffman

    James R. “Robin” Ledwith†

    Milton L. Rock, Ph.D.

    Robert H. Rock

    Brett Rubinson

    Samuel R. Shipley III

    † deceased


  • Andrew Lane, vice president, touring and artist management, (215) 717-3124

    Julie Gaitens, booking representative, (215) 717-3146

    Lingzi Liu, manager of touring operations, (215) 717-3143

    Isabel Tague, artist liaison, (215) 717-3129

  • Media Inquiries (215) 717-3190

    Patricia K. Johnson, vice president of communications and public affairs

    Ryan Lathan, associate director of communications

    Brian Wise, editor, Overtones

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