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Join us in celebrating a small sampling of notable awards received by Curtis students, alumni, and faculty in recent weeks

The Curtis family has been busy this summer, as students, alumni, and faculty have been honored with major awards and earned recognition at prestigious competitions. Below, explore some notable achievements from the past few weeks:

Curtis Alumni Receive Pew FellowshipsDavid Ludwig (Composition ’01), chair of composition studies, and Diane Monroe (Violin ’80) were each awarded a Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. 

Hae Sue Lee Wins First Prize at Primrose International Viola Competition: Ms. Lee (Viola) was also awarded the Audience Prize. Zoë Martin-Doike (Violin ’13) won second prize and the Transcriptions Prize.

Claire Huangci Wins First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition: Ms. Huangci (Piano ’07) won both first prize and the Mozart Prize this June in Zurich.

Xiaoxuan Li Awarded First Prize in Cleveland International Piano Competition: Mr. Li (Piano) received first prize in the senior division following nine days of performances in June.

Curtis Students and Alumnus Added to Astral Artists Roster: The Vera Quartet, incoming string quartet in residence, and alumnus Eric Huckins (Horn ’16) were winners in Astral Artist’s 2018 National Auditions. They will join the organization’s roster in the 2018–19 season.

Aizuri Quartet Wins the 2018 Grand Prize at the M Prize Competition: After receiving first prize in the Senior Strings Division, the Aizuri Quartet, former string quartet in residence at Curtis, won the grand prize at the M Prize Competition at the University of Michigan. Other prize-winners include the incoming Vera Quartet (third prize) and the AYA Trio (semi-finalist), a group of current Curtis students.

Congratulations to all of the winners!