CURTIS ON TOUR MEXICO 2021 -- Available October 16
The Nina von Maltzahn Global Tours Initiative of Curtis Institute of Music presents a virtual program with a concert and educational activities during October
Festival de Música de Cámara de San Miguel de Allende, Universidad Panamericana and Música UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), join together to present Curtis on Tour Mexico. A virtual program of master classes, a concert and talk live with the artists of the tour. All virtual programs are free.
Access the October 16 concert link here: Curtis on Tour, Latin America
Curtis on Tour connects again with audiences in Latin America through new virtual performances of a piano quintet integrated by alumni, starting on October 16. The performers, outstanding alumni and faculty of Curtis, will appear in streamings of pre-recorded concerts, Q&A sessions live and educational activities.
The October 16 concert presents a festive repertoire selection that combines various instruments. The program includes Mozart’s Flute and String Quartet in D major, K285, Villa-Lobos’ Assobio a jato (The Whistle of the Jet), Zyman’s Flute and Piano Sonata no. 2 and closes with Brahms Op.25 Strings and Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor.
The performances were recorded in Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 2021.
Visit Curtis.edu/LatinAmerica for more information.
Curtis Touring Artists and Master Class Instructors
Flutist Mimi Stillman began her music education at an early age and at 12 years old she became in the youngest wind performer admitted to Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia. She has been a soloist with Philadelphia’s Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Indianapolis, the Bach Collegium of Stuttgart, the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatán and other ensembles. She has received enthusiastic reviews in different media, like The New York Times claiming: «Stillman is not only a consummated and charismatic performer, but also an erudite whose programs aim for activating the ear, the heart and the brain.
Bella Hristova is an internationally known violinist for her domain of the instrument, among other qualities. Her numerous prizes include an Avery Fisher Grant in 2013, first prize in the international auditions of Young Concert Artists and first prize at the Violin’s Michael Hill International Contest. She has performed as a soloist with St. Luke’s Orchestra, the String Orchestra of New York and the Symphonic Orchestras of Kansas City and Milwaukee among others. She has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Kennedy Center and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She plays regularly with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.
Internationally renowned violist. Roberto Diaz is currently president and executive director of Curtis Institute of Music, a position that has been occupied by artists and directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist and Rudolf Serkin. As a soloist, Diaz collaborates with the most important conductors of our time in music halls around the world. He has also directly worked with outstanding composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, such as Krzysztof Penderecki – whose Viola Concert was interpreted by him in numerous occasions with the composer at the stand. He was in charge of the premiere in the United States of the Double Concert for violin and viola. As well as Edison Denisov, Jennifer Higdon, Ricardo Lorenz and Roberto Sierra. His recording of Jennifer Higdon’s viola concert won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2018.
The career of cellist Gabriel Cabezas covers performances as soloist and in chamber ensembles, as well as collaborations with bands, pop music composers and as curator. He graduated from Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Carter Brey. Gabriel Cabezas has performed with some of the best orchestras of the United States, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Los Angeles, and has premiered dozens of works by composers of his time.
Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestra debut at 14 years old. Since then, she has been a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Orchestra of Florida, the Symphonic Orchestra of North Carolina, and the Symphonic Orchestra of New Jersey. She regularly offers recitals and chamber music concerts in the US, China, and North Korea, in stages such as the National Center of Performing Arts of Beijing, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Barbican Centre in London. Michelle Cann studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Curtis Institute of Music, where she’s Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies.
All the performances are part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Tours Initiative of Curtis Institute of Music. Since its creation in 2008, the ensembles of Curtis on Tour have performed more than 375 concerts in more than 100 cities in Europe, Asia and America. More information at Curtis.edu/Tour