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The Curtis Institute of Music (The Kennedy Center)

The Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 165 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school’s founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.

Watch Past Performances

Organ Showcase 2/19/14: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.
The Curtis Institute of Music 2/16/14: The Curtis Institute of Music

Students play Lutoslawski’s Subito, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Shostkovich's Trio No. 2 in E minor. Part of the Conservatory Project.

The Curtis Institute of Music

Students play Lutoslawski’s Subito, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Shostkovich's Trio No. 2 in E minor. Part of the Conservatory Project.
The Curtis Institute of Music 2/10/13: The Curtis Institute of Music

Students celebrate composer Benjamin Britten with a chamber recital featuring the composer’s Phantasy, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, and Quartet No. 3. Part of the Conservatory Project.

The Curtis Institute of Music

Students celebrate composer Benjamin Britten with a chamber recital featuring the composer’s Phantasy, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, and Quartet No. 3. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Curtis Institute of Music 2/19/12: Curtis Institute of Music
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Students play classical works by Higdon, Ludwig, and Richberg. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Curtis Institute of Music 2/21/11: Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform an all-Ravel chamber recital, including Chansons madécasses, Sonatine, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, and Quartet in F major. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform an all-Ravel chamber recital, including Chansons madécasses, Sonatine, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, and Quartet in F major. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Curtis Institute of Music 3/7/10: Curtis Institute of Music

The Institute’s Woodwind Quintet—Masha Popova, flute, Korey Marshall, oboe, Ruokai Chen, clarinet, Corey Klein, horn, and William Short, bassoon—perform works by Ligeti, Messiaen, Barber, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.

Curtis Institute of Music

The Institute’s Woodwind Quintet—Masha Popova, flute, Korey Marshall, oboe, Ruokai Chen, clarinet, Corey Klein, horn, and William Short, bassoon—perform works by Ligeti, Messiaen, Barber, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.
Curtis Institute of Music 2/18/09: Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.

Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.
Curtis Institute of Music 2/24/08: Curtis Institute of Music

Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Curtis Institute of Music

Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Curtis Institute of Music 2/18/07: Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform a varied program of classical works.

Curtis Institute of Music

Students perform a varied program of classical works.
The Curtis Institute of Music 2/12/06: The Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music presents Rob Patterson (clarinet), Michael Haas (cello), and Sara Daneshpour (piano) in a performance of works by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Crumb, and Brahms.

The Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music presents Rob Patterson (clarinet), Michael Haas (cello), and Sara Daneshpour (piano) in a performance of works by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Crumb, and Brahms.
Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music 5/25/05: Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music

Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music presents more than 100 public performances a year, and alumni can be found in 17% of the principal chairs in America’s leading orchestras.

Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music

Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music presents more than 100 public performances a year, and alumni can be found in 17% of the principal chairs in America’s leading orchestras.
Conservatory Project - The Curtis Institute of Music 5/30/04: Conservatory Project - The Curtis Institute of Music

Conservatory Project - The Curtis Institute of Music presents Karina Canellakis (violin), and Nicholas Canellakis (cello). 

Conservatory Project - The Curtis Institute of Music

Conservatory Project - The Curtis Institute of Music presents Karina Canellakis (violin), and Nicholas Canellakis (cello). 

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