Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis on Tour: Europe

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Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis on Tour: Europe

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. One of the most selective schools in the United States, Curtis accepts four percent of applicants each year on average, and a tuition-free policy ensures that talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission.

CURTIS ON TOUR is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. Grounded in the school’s "learn by doing" philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performing, musicians offer master classes, interactive programs, and community engagement activities. Curtis on Tour also facilitates solo performances of Curtis students and alumni with professional orchestras and recital series. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed more than 300 concerts in over 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

In September 2019, renowned violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen and pianist Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera theatre, tour Europe along with Curtis musicians Dennis Chmelensky (baritone) and Cellist Chase Park. The unique program brings together voice, strings, and piano, and features music by Curtis alumnus Ned Rorem. Rorem composed Aftermath, from his point of view as a pacifist, in response to the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Athens, Greece: Gennadius Library, Cotsen Hall
18 to 21 September 2019
Kempten, Germany: Theater Kempten; presented by Classix Kempten
Monday, 23 Sept 2019
Teulada, Spain: Auditori Teulada Moraira; presented by Concerts Costa Blanca
Wednesday, 25 Sept 2019
Paris, France: Banque de France, Galerie dorée; presented by The Arts Arena
Friday, 27 Sept 2019
Berlin, Germany: Konzerthaus Berlin; presented in collaboration with Young Euro Classic
Sunday, 29 Sept 2019


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  • Curtis on Tour September 2019
    Elissa Lee Koljonen, Violine
  • Curtis on Tour September 2019
    Mikael Eliasen
    Foto: Dario Acosta
  • Curtis on Tour September 2019
    Dennis Chmelensky, Bariton
    Foto: Curtis Institute of Music
  • Curtis on Tour September 2019
    Chase Park, Cello
    Foto: Charles Grove