Founded in 1920, Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music is one of the top music schools nationally and internationally. Names such as Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Peter Serkin, Yefim Bronfman, Lang Lang, and Yuja Wang are amongst the dozens of notable Curtis alumni. Maestro Leopold Stokowski predicted that Curtis would “become the most important musical institution of our country, perhaps of the world.”
Each year the 100+ extraordinary aspiring young musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra work closely with internationally renowned conductors and Curtis’s celebrated faculty, then go out and play concerts in the United States and around the globe that the Washington Post has hailed as “exhilarating from beginning to end.” This unique professional training has enabled Curtis alumni to assume prominent positions in many of America’s and the world’s leading orchestras.
Under the direction of the esteemed conductor Osmo Vänskä, (Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra) and joined by legendary pianist Yefim Bronfman, the upcoming CAMA concert will showcase the sparkling virtuosity and artistry of tomorrow’s exceptional classical music talents.