Curtis welcomes to its student body the newest participants in the school’s professional bridge programs.
The Vera Quartet has been named Curtis’s string quartet in residence for 2018–19 and 2019–20. Recently added to the roster of Astral Artists, the quartet comes to Curtis with a long list of accomplishments, including winning the grand prize at the Plowman and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions. In October 2018, the quartet announced the addition of violinist and Curtis alumna Rebecca Anderson (Violin ’13).
Yuwon Kim, from Daegu, South Korea, enters Curtis as the newest conducting fellow, joining conducting fellow Yue Bao, who entered Curtis in 2017. Winner of the 2014 Robert Spano Conductor Prize and the 2018 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, Ms. Kim has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Zürich Tonhalle, Netherlands Philharmonic, and Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Three Curtis graduates have been named Community Artist Fellows for 2018–19. Nozomi Imamura (Trumpet ’15) returns for a second fellowship year, along with Seula Lee (Violin ’18) and Nicholas DiBerardino (Composition ’18). They will work with community partners in Philadelphia to provide rich artistic experiences to underserved communities.