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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. 


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


William Langlie-Miletich Joins Seattle Symphony

July 24, 2019

Mr. Langlie-Miletich graduated from Curtis in May 2019.


Jenny Q Chai Joins the Faculty at UC Berkeley

July 18, 2019

Ms. Chai is a 2004 graduate of Curtis.


Shannon Lee Wins Top Prize at Sendai Violin Competition

July 1, 2019

Ms. Lee is a 2016 graduate of Curtis.


David Cooper is New Principal Horn of Chicago Symphony Orchestra

June 20, 2019

Mr. Cooper graduated from Curtis in 2004.


Mingjie Lei Wins Song Prize at Singer of the World Competition

June 20, 2019

Mr. Lei is a 2015 graduate of Curtis.


Curtis Students Win Top Prizes at Michael Hill Competition

June 10, 2019

Do Gyung Anna Im took first prize at the international competition.


Nikki Chooi Appointed Concertmaster of Buffalo Philharmonic

June 3, 2019

Mr. Chooi is a 2012 graduate of Curtis.


Gabriella Smith Selected as Musical America’s New Artist of the Month

June 3, 2019

Ms. Smith is honored in June 2019.


Hannah Tam Wins Audience Prize at the Montréal ‘Mini Violini’ Showcase

May 29, 2019

Ms. Tam studies with Ida Kavafian at Curtis.


Alejandro Lombo Wins Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition

May 23, 2019

Mr. Lombo was interviewed by the South Florida Sun Sentinel following his win



Weston Sprott is New Dean of Preparatory Division at Juilliard

May 15, 2019

Mr. Sprott is a 2006 graduate of Curtis


Marina Thibeault Named Assistant Professor of Viola at UBC

April 30, 2019

Ms. Thibeault, a 2011 graduate of Curtis, will begin her new position in Fall 2019.


Nozomi Imamura Featured in Inquirer’s Made in Philly Series

April 23, 2019

Mr. Imamura is a Community Artist Fellow and a 2015 graduate of Curtis.


Demarre McGill Named Associate Professor at CCM

April 19, 2019

Mr. McGill is a 1996 graduate of Curtis, where he studied flute.


Curtis Students Win Senior and Junior Divisions of the Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition

April 5, 2019

Viola student Beatrice Chen and double bass student Gabriel Polinsky will perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra