Past tours have taken our students, alumni, and faculty to over 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Enjoy some photo highlights from recent tours.
Curtis Symphony Orchestra members explore the area following a rehearsal in Dresden in 2012. (Photo: Jennifer Kallend)
A quartet of vocalists, accompanied by faculty pianists Mikael Eliasen and Miloš Repický, performed at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco during a Spring 2019 tour. (Photo: Martyn Selman)
Members of the Curtis Chamber Orchestra warm up backstage at Qualcomm Hall in San Diego before a performance in Spring 2015.
Faculty member and alumnus Meng-Chieh Liu (seated, center) performed with students in a tour across New England in 2016. (Photo: David Swanson)
A quartet featuring Grammy Award-winning guitarist and faculty member Jason Vieaux performed at venues in Greece and Asia in October 2016. (Photo provided by Sun-ae Kang)
Fiddlefest in April 2017, led by faculty member Ida Kavafian, included a tour stop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. (Photo: Andrew Lane)
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs at Berlin’s Konzerthaus during a nine-city European tour in May 2017. (Photo: Kai Bienert)
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs at a new venue in Dresden, Germany during a nine-city European tour in May 2017, with alumnus Peter Serkin as piano soloist. (Photo: Oliver Killig)
A mixed ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists performs at the Gennadius Library in Athens, Greece in September 2017. Curtis on Tour ensembles appear annually at this festival. (Photo: Manos Skoularikos)
A piano quartet performed works by Brahms and Fauré in European venues in May 2019, including the first Curtis on Tour appearance in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo: David Swanson)
Conductor Osmo Vänskä led the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at the Wiener Konzerthaus in May 2017. Maestro Vänskä joins the orchestra in February 2019 for a United States tour, culminating at Carnegie Hall. (Photo: Igor Ripak)
Enjoy a selection of audio recordings from the 2017–18 season at Curtis, including repertoire performed for Curtis on Tour, as well as works performed by chamber ensembles and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.
This video playlist includes performances by past tour artists and representative ensembles. Curtis provides on-demand video of select performances and Friday-night live streams during the school year at Curtis.edu/YouTube.
What makes Curtis unique? Our students, alumni, and faculty explain what Curtis means to them.
In addition to touring activities, Curtis faculty and alumni have created several online lectures, free and available on demand at Curtis.edu/Coursera. Popular courses include an in-depth look into the Beethoven piano sonatas from a performer’s point of view, taught by Jonathan Biss. Mr. Biss, an alumnus and a member of the piano faculty at Curtis, performs with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in an United States tour in February 2020.
Curtis was the first conservatory to offer a massive open online course (MOOC) on Coursera. Since launching in 2013, Curtis courses have reached a global music community of more than 150,000 people in 185 countries.