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Curtis in the News

The latest remarkable accomplishments of Curtis students, alumni, and faculty, across the country and around the world. 


Richard Lin Selected for Residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

March 25, 2020

Mr. Lin is one of five musicians chosen for the Bowers Program


Avery Gagliano Wins National Chopin Competition

March 5, 2020

Ms. Gagliano will compete in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in October.


Maya Anjali Buchanan Wins Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition

March 2, 2020

Ms. Buchanan’s win was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, among several other publications.


Anthony McGill Interviewed by CBS New York

February 28, 2020

Mr. McGill, an alumnus and member of the Curtis faculty, spoke with Maurice DuBois about being the first African-American principal clarinet of the NY Philharmonic.


Anthea Kreston Featured in New York Times

February 14, 2020

Ms. Kreston, a 1993 graduate of Curtis and acclaimed violin instructor, uses technology to connect with students in quarantined areas of China.


Eric Owens Featured on CBS This Morning

January 31, 2020

Mr. Owens and co-star Angel Blue appear in Porgy and Bess for the Met: Live in HD broadcast on February 1


Jennifer Higdon Wins Grammy For Harp Concerto

January 27, 2020

Dr. Higdon is the Milton L. Rock Chair in Composition Studies and a 1988 graduate of Curtis.



Curtis Receives “It’s On Us PA” Award from Governor Tom Wolf

January 17, 2020

Curtis is among 36 colleges and universities to receive grant to combat campus sexual assault as part of national initiative


Joseph Conyers and Project 440 Receive Lewis Prize

January 14, 2020

Mr. Conyers is the co-founder and executive director of Project 400, which received a Finalist Award.


Kevin Lin Named Concertmaster of Indianapolis Symphony

January 10, 2020

Mr. Lin is a 2017 graduate of Curtis.


Jonathan Biss and Curtis Release Final Installment of Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

January 8, 2020

Since launching in 2013, six-part course has reached over 150,000 people in 185 countries


Porgy and Bess Extended at Met with Eric Owens in Title Role

December 5, 2019

Mr. Owens stars alongside Angel Blue in record-breaking opera run


Rainer Eudeikis Appointed Principal Cello with Atlanta Symphony

December 2, 2019

Mr. Eudeikis is a 2014 graduate of Curtis.


Elena Urioste Named Artist of the Month

November 28, 2019

Ms. Urioste receives the honor from Classical Music Magazine.


Midori Receives 2020 Brahms Prize

November 26, 2019

Midori is the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies at Curtis


Curtis Alumni and Faculty Among 2020 Grammy Nominees

November 20, 2019

Robert Convery, Jennifer Higdon, Yuja Wang among those nominated for awards.


Daily Star Interviews Nathan Lee in Advance of Arizona Debut

November 18, 2019

Mr. Lee studies piano with Robert McDonald.


J’Nai Bridges Featured in New York Times’s “48 Hours”

November 15, 2019

Ms. Bridges, a 2012 graduate of Curtis, makes her Metropolitan Opera debut in November 2019


Johnathan McCullough Wins First Prize at Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song Competition

November 1, 2019

Mr. McCullough received degrees from Curtis in 2014, 2016, and 2017