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A Lower Merion Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to […]

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INTERVIEW: Curtis Alumni Gabriel Cabezas

Chicago-born Gabriel Cabezas isn’t afraid to call Philly a second home. “I graduated from Curtis in 2013, so I haven’t worn out my welcome just […]

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Three Curtis Grads Sign Record Deals With Warner Classics

The Curtis Institute is adding to its roster of artists who have made it big: Three twentysomething graduates from the prestigious school signed deals to record […]

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Sister Act: Identical Twin Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton Return to Curtis

“We’re often asked how we build our own individuality. What’s funny is that the most difficult thing for twins is when the music calls us […]

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5 Non-Fringe Arts Events to Check Out This Month

Don’t get us wrong: We love the Fringe Festival (we put together two whole guides for it here and here), but September is also the kick […]

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Huge International Piano Festival in Princeton Features 15-Year-Old Curtis Student

The Golandsky Institute’s International Piano Festival kicked off Sunday in Princeton, and several musicians who are taking part in the seven-day series of concerts have Philadelphia connections. 15 […]

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A New On-Demand Classical Musical Service, Living the Classical Life, Has Philly Connections

It’s a new streaming, free, on-demand program called Living the Classical Life, and it features world-class artists talking about their craft. What makes it quite interesting […]

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Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden Releasing Debut Album, Will Perform Two Shows in Philly

One listen to Mary Elizabeth Bowden‘s music and it’s pretty clear that this isn’t the type of trumpet you muddled with in middle school band. The […]

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Curtis Institute Honors the Lenfests

On Sunday, April 13th, at the Kimmel Center, the Curtis Institute of Music honored Curtis board chairman H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest and Curtis overseer Marguerite […]