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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. 


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


Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Lead the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

October 25, 2019

Mr. Nézet-Séguin is mentor conductor at Curtis and music director of the Metropolitan Opera


David Shifrin Receives Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music

October 21, 2019

Mr. Shifrin is a 1971 graduate of Curtis


Matthew Christakos Named Among Top 20 Under 20

October 11, 2019

Mr. Christakos entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2019


Anthony McGill Appears in Video Interview for Forbes

October 1, 2019

Principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic and 2000 Curtis graduate shares his remarkable story


Eugene Watanabe and Gifted Music School Featured by Deseret News

September 19, 2019

Mr. Watanabe is a 1992 graduate of Curtis.


Zeyu Victor Li Named Associate Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

September 17, 2019

2017 graduate is among the new appointees to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in the 2019–20 season


Anthony McGill Named Artistic Director of Juilliard Prep’s Music Advancement Program

September 13, 2019

Mr. McGill graduated from Curtis in 2000 and serves on the clarinet faculty.


Christine Lim Joins Philadelphia Orchestra as Second Violin

August 30, 2019

Ms. Lim is a 2018 graduate of Curtis