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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. 


Alumni Quarantining Together Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

July 2, 2020

Curtis graduates perform string quartets from South Philadelphia home


J’Nai Bridges in New York Times on COVID-19 Challenges

June 29, 2020

Ms. Bridges is a 2012 graduate.


Joseph Conyers In Conversation with WRTI

June 25, 2020

Accomplished performer and educator discusses how he leads young musicians through times of crisis


The New Yorker Explores the Instagram Practice Trend

June 9, 2020

Alumni projects including Hilary Hahn’s #100DaysofPractice and John-Henry Crawford’s #The1000DayJourney are featured.


Philadelphia Inquirer Talks to Anthony McGill About Classical Music as Protest

June 3, 2020

Mr. McGill is a member of Curtis’s faculty and a 2000 graduate.


Curtis’s Menuhin Competitors Appear on Virginia Public Media

May 27, 2020

“Making of Menuhin” interviews to include eight Curtis students participating in the international competition


Jennifer Koh and David Serkin Ludwig Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

May 18, 2020

Ms. Koh’s Alone Together project is one of many creative responses to the pandemic


Maya Miro Johnson Receives Three Honors From BMI

May 13, 2020

Ms. Johnson studies composition with Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, and David Serkin Ludwig


Wall Street Journal Highlights “Lift Up Louisville” Fundraiser

April 29, 2020

The video project is led by Teddy Abrams, a 2008 graduate of Curtis.


Miguel Harth-Bedoya Speaks About Career Moves with Fort Worth Weekly

April 21, 2020

Mr. Harth-Bedoya is a 1991 graduate of Curtis.


David Hertzberg and Yevgeniy Sharlat Receive 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships

April 10, 2020

Mr. Hertzberg and Dr. Sharlat were recognized for prior achievement and exceptional promise in the field of music composition


Karina Canellakis Appointed Principal Guest Conductor with London Philharmonic Orchestra

April 6, 2020

Ms. Canellakis, a 2004 graduate, will begin her new position in September


Curtis Alumni Among Those Sharing At-Home Projects in New York Times

April 2, 2020

NYT staff spoke to several musicians about their current at-home projects while performances remain on hold.


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.