Curtis Welcomes Our New Incoming Students for the 2023–24 Academic Year

The Curtis Institute of Music is delighted to extend a warm welcome to our new incoming students for the 2023–24 academic year. These 51 extraordinary young musicians, ages 13 to 32, are arriving at Curtis from 14 countries and 16 U.S. states to hone their craft and deepen their remarkable talents as they share their passion for making music with the world.

From August 19 through the first day of classes on the 28th, these talented artists attended a New Student Orientation designed to establish a sense of community, enable social connections, and facilitate a smooth transition to the school. In addition, the students have learned about Curtis’s culture, resources, people, and values.

This engaging program featured discussions on equity, inclusion, and belonging; student health, wellness, and injury prevention; and LGBTQ allyship while delving into Curtis’s fascinating history, artistic legacy, community values, and more. Students have had the opportunity to engage with administrators, staff, and faculty while becoming more comfortable with their new surroundings and the city of Philadelphia as they prepare for the exciting season ahead.

We look forward to welcoming these talented young artists to the Curtis community and hope they have an inspiring and transformative year ahead!

The new Curtis students for 2023–24 are:

Sameer Agrawal, Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Fellow
Anaïs Feller, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Emmalena Huning, Yvonne Druian Fellow
Sooeon Kim, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Boha Moon, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Haerim Oh, Mundheim Family Fellow
Jonathan Okseniuk, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Jingheng Zhang, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Sumin Kim, Edna Harkness Fellow
Annis Cheuk Lam Ma, Bernice and Howard Levinson Fellow
Davin Mar, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Vincent Garcia-Hettinger, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Joan Herget, Carol Coe Conway Memorial Fellow
Carson Ling-Efird, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Alexander Heather, Anthony B. Creamer III Fellow

Gabriel Nishikawa, William Curtis Bok Bassoon Fellow
Yesol (Joanna) Yi, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Kristin Andlauer, Thomas and Patricia Vernon Fellow
Elizabeth Crafton, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Chris Petrella, Sandra G. and David G. Marshall Fellow

Xiuzhang Charlie Cao, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Noah Urquidi (bass trombone), Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Pengyu Bao, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Maxence Dauriat, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Xiang Ni, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Maya Lindsey, Marilyn Costello Memorial Fellow

Benoit Gauthier, Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow

Delfin Demiray, Edith Evans Braun Composition Fellow

Ruqi Jiang, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Andy Brown, Mrs. Cary William Bok Fellow
Daniel Carroll, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow
Sarah Palmer, Stephanie Yen-Mun Liem Azar Fellow

Fiona Yangyue Cheen, Jean J. Sterne Fellow
Delvan Lin, Karolyn Kirksey Holler Fellow
Cristian Makhuli, William A. Horn, M.D. Fellow
Elijah Orlenko, Wike Family Fellow

Kai-Lang Yang, Curtis Institute of Music Fellow

Jackson Allen, Edwin B. Garrigues Fellow
Landry Allen, Alfred Greenberg Memorial Fellow
Robert Frazier, Amaranth Foundation Fellow
Morgan-Andrew King, Margaret Aull Wynne and Milly E. Wynne Fellow
Kylie Kreucher, Florence R. Laden Memorial Fellow
Hongrui Ren, William Horne Fellow
Kate Li, Nellie Lee Bok Fellow
Nathan Schludecker, Arthur Tracy Fellow
Judah Taylor, Joseph Cairns Jr. and Ernestine Bacon Cairns Memorial Fellow
Judy Zhuo, Horace W. Goldsmith Fellow

Erinys Quartet:
Elizabeth Stewart, violin
Joosep Reimaa, violin
Marija Räisänen, viola
Stergios Theodoridis, cello

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