What the Press Are Saying

 

Curtis Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.: Winter 2020

Durham, N.C. | CVNC: February 6, 2020

“The Curtis Symphony Orchestra is a young classical ensemble, uniquely gifted and well-trained, advancing in experience every day. Add a renowned conductor like Vänskä and a world-class pianist like Biss and you have an extraordinary concert experience. Those who braved the rainy, stormy night were richly rewarded.”

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Vera Quartet and Meng-Chieh Liu in the U.S.: Fall 2019–Spring 2020

Rockport, Mass. | The Boston Musical Intelligencer: November 11, 2019

“Meng-Chieh Liu...wove magic into every note (or bundle of notes) he sent our way.”

“The [Vera Quartet] made the most of Beethoven’s dramatic contrasts...”

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Flute, Guitar, and Strings in New England: July 2019

Kingston, R.I. | Providence Journal: July 24, 2019

The touring ensemble opened the Kingston Chamber Music Festival on July 24, 2019 to great reviews, including this one from the Providence Journal, which characterized the concert as a “virtuosic showdown,” adding that “Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango” came to life magnificently” and “[Joshua] Smith gorgeously dispatched the Mozart.”

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Clarinet Trio in Latin America: June 2019

Santiago, Chile | CNN Chile: June 26, 2019

President Roberto Díaz appeared on television as part of a tour to Latin America, which included stops in his home country of Chile. (Interview begins at 15:44)


Reñaca
, Chile | Tell Magazine: June 2019

President Díaz was also featured in print.

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Piano Quartet in the U.S.: October 2018

Miami, Fla. | South Florida Classical Review: October 26, 2018

“With their handling of the shifts between determined attacks and tender, blossoming notes, the musicians brought Brahms’ sprawling score to life.”

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Piano Quartet in Asia: March 2018

Hong Kong | Chamber Muse: March 30, 2018

“Joined by alumnae pianist Natalie Zhu, the Curtis kicked off the Fauré quartet with turbulent emotion, full of swirling musical ideas.”

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Leonard Bernstein Centenary Celebration Tour: Spring 2018

Palm Beach, Fla | Palm Beach Daily News: March 19, 2018

“The quartet did a great job of moving together. In a piece that is easily too sentimental, this group played with the right amount of sincerity.”

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String Sextet in Latin America: Fall 2017

Santiago, Chile | El Mercurio: October 21, 2017

“The scherzo, which seems to pay homage to Beethoven’s humor, and the final rondo were exquisite at the hands of this group of teacher and disciples.”

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Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Europe: Summer 2017

Bremen, Germany | Bremer Nachrichten: May 24, 2017

“There is no need to mention this brilliant youth orchestra’s flexible modulation and intuitive musicality...They also gave an impressive performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra. Lush sound and subtle rhythmic motor skills led to an electrifying night of music.”

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