Curtis Mentor Network Roster

Daniel Felsenfeld

Daniel Felsenfeld*

Faculty for the Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program


Jonathan Bailey Holland

Jonathan Bailey Holland*
(Composition ’96)
Chair of composition, theory and history at Boston Conservatory


Wang Jie

Wang Jie*
(Composition ’09)
Critically-acclaimed composer


Sarah Ioannides

Sarah Ioannides*
(Conducting ’98)
Conductor and music director of Symphony Tacoma


Rieko Aizawa

Rieko Aizawa*
(Piano ’94)
Founding member of the Horszowski Trio


Pallavi Mahidhara

Pallavi Mahidhara*
(Piano ’10)
Prize-winning soloist and chamber musician


Anna Polonsky

Anna Polonsky*
(Piano ’95)
International soloist and faculty at Vassar College


Amy Yang

Amy Yang*
(Piano ’06)
Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and chamber music coach at the University of Pennsylvania


Natalie Zhu

Natalie Zhu*
(Piano ’97)
Avery Fisher Career Grant and Astral National Auditions winner

Michael Casimir

Michael Casimir*
(Viola ’18)
Member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra


Steven Copes

Steven Copes*
(Violin ’94)
Concertmaster of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


Natalie Helm

Natalie Helm*
(Cello ’11)
Principal cello of the Sarasota Orchestra


Juliette Kang

Juliette Kang*
(Violin ’91)
First associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra


Dennis Kim

Dennis Kim
(Violin ’96)
Concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony


Jennifer Koh

Jennifer Koh*
(Violin ’02)
Artistic director and founder of arco collaborative

Teng Li

Teng Li*
(Viola ’05)
Principal viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic


Desirée Ruhstrat

Desirée Ruhstrat*
(Violin ’91)
Violinist of the Lincoln Trio and faculty at Northwestern University


Wilhelmina Smith

Wilhelmina Smith*
(Cello ’90)
International solo and chamber musician


Melissa White, credit Kevin Michael Murphy

Melissa White
(Violin ’07)
Founding member of the Harlem Quartet


Cindy Wu

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu*
(Violin ’08)
Artist in residence and artistic partner of the Da Camera Society


Jonathan Beyer

Jonathan Beyer*
(Opera ’07)
Opera, concert, and recital artist

Rhoslyn Jones

Rhoslyn Jones*
(Opera ’06)
Faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Alex Eastley

Alex Eastley
(Bassoon ’04)
Former acting second bassoon of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel Kovach

Gabriel Kovach
(Horn ’99)
Principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony


Katherine Needleman

Katherine Needleman*
(Oboe ’99)
Principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


Rob Patterson

Rob Patterson
(Clarinet ’07)
Assistant professor of clarinet at Boston University


Michael Rusinek

Michael Rusinek*
(Clarinet ’92)
Principal clarinet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sonora Slocum

Sonora Slocum*
(Flute ’11)
Principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


Mimi Stillman

Mimi Stillman*
(Flute ’99)
Yamaha Performing Artist and artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble

Asterisk (*) indicates faculty participating in Summer 2021 sessions