The Curtis piano department integrates new students into the full musical life of the school from the moment they arrive.

Working with distinguished artist-faculty members, pianists study solo repertoire and concertos, as well as chamber music.

Curtis aims to educate and train musicians for 21st-century careers as performers on the highest professional level, through a unique "learn by doing" approach. Students can expect to perform often on the Student Recital Series and in other school-sponsored recitals from the beginning of their Curtis careers.

Applicants who are admitted enter either the Bachelor of Music program or the diploma program. Those who already hold bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees or other certificates or diplomas are welcome to apply.

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Piano Faculty

Yefim Bronfman

Michelle Cann, Eleanor Sokoloff chair in piano studies

Kyung-Sook Lee (visiting)

Meng-Chieh Liu

Robert McDonald, Penelope P. Watkins chair in piano studies

Ignat Solzhenitsyn