96 Notable alumni of
Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Institute of Music is 465th in the world, 183rd in North America, and 170th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 96 notable alumni from Curtis Institute of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Leonard Bernstein

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    Leonard Bernstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1990 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    conductorpianistcomposermusicologistassociate professor
    Biography

    Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history".

  2. Ouyang Nana

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    Ouyang Nana
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    2000-.. (age 21)
    Occupations
    voice actorcellisttelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ouyang Nana is a Taiwanese musician and actress, known for coming of age romance film Secret Fruit and the cyberpunk action film Bleeding Steel.

  3. Lang Lang

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    Lang Lang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    classical pianist
    Biography

    Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in China, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Active since the 1990s, he was the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and some top American orchestras. A Chicago Tribune music critic called him "the biggest, most exciting young keyboard talent I have encountered in many a year of attending piano recitals". Lang is considered by many as one of the most accomplished classical musicians of modern time.

  4. Nino Rota

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    Nino Rota
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1911-1979 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerconductorteacherpianistactor
    Biography

    Giovanni Rota Rinaldi, better known as Nino Rota ([niːno]), was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).

  5. Yuja Wang

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    Yuja Wang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in Curtis Institute of Music
    Studied in 2002-2008
    Occupations
    pianistmusician
    Biography

    Yuja Wang is a Chinese classical pianist. She was born in Beijing, began studying piano there at age six, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. By the age of 21, she was already an internationally recognized concert pianist, giving recitals around the world. She has a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, she said: "For me, playing music is about transporting to another way of life, another way of being. An actress does that." Yuja Wang lives in New York City.

  6. Hilary Hahn

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    Hilary Hahn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Curtis Institute of Music
    Studied in 1990-1996
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Hilary Hahn is an American violinist. She has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She has also built a reputation as a champion of contemporary music. Several composers have written works for her, including concerti by Edgar Meyer and Jennifer Higdon, partitas by Antón García Abril, and a violin and piano sonata by Lera Auerbach.

  7. Samuel Barber

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    Samuel Barber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-1981 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusician
    Biography

    Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer, pianist, conductor, baritone, and music educator. One of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated, "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim." Principally influenced by nine years of composition studies with Rosario Scalero at the Curtis Institute and more than twenty-five years of study with his uncle, the composer Sidney Homer, Barber's music usually eschewed the experimental trends of musical modernism in favor of utilizing traditional 19th-century harmonic language and formal structure that embraced lyricism and emotional expression. However, elements of modernism were adopted by Barber after 1940 in a limited number of his compositions, such as an increased use of dissonance and chromaticism in the Cello Concerto (1945) and Medea's Dance of Vengeance (1955), and the use of tonal ambiguity and a narrow use of serialism in his Piano Sonata (1949), Prayers of Kierkegaard (1954), and Nocturne (1959).

  8. Juan Diego Flórez

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    Juan Diego Flórez
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    opera singersinger
    Biography

    Juan Diego Flórez Salom is a Peruvian operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in bel canto operas. On June 4, 2007, he received his country's highest decoration, the Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Sun of Peru.

  9. Paavo Järvi

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    Paavo Järvi
    Born in
    Estonia Flag Estonia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Paavo Järvi is an Estonian-American conductor.

  10. Gian Carlo Menotti

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    Gian Carlo Menotti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1911-2007 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in Curtis Institute of Music
    In 1928 studied musical composition
    Occupations
    conductorfilm directorcomposermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer, librettist, director, and playwright who is primarily known for his output of 25 operas. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. One of the most frequently performed opera composers of the 20th century, his most successful works were written in the 1940s and 1950s. Highly influenced by Giacomo Puccini and Modest Mussorgsky, Menotti further developed the verismo tradition of opera in the post-World War II era. Rejecting atonality and the aesthetic of the Second Viennese School, Menotti's music is characterized by expressive lyricism which carefully sets language to natural rhythms in ways that highlight textual meaning and underscore dramatic intent.

  11. Ray Chen

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    Ray Chen
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Ray Chen is a Taiwanese-Australian violinist. He was the first prize winner in the 2008 International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition and the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition.

  12. Anna Moffo

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    Anna Moffo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2006 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    opera singertelevision actorEsperantistfilm actortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Anna Moffo was an American opera singer, television personality, and actress. One of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, she possessed a warm and radiant voice of considerable range and agility. Noted for her physical beauty, she was nicknamed "La Bellissima".

  13. Shuler Hensley

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    Shuler Hensley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Shuler Paul Hensley is an American singer and actor.

  14. Yu-Chien Tseng

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    Yu-Chien Tseng
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Yu-Chien Tseng (Chinese: 曾宇謙; pinyin: Zēng Yǔqiān; Wade–Giles: Tsêng Yü-ch'ien; born August 24, 1994) is a Taiwanese violinist. In 2012 he was fifth laureate in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, where he also won both the Musiq'3 and the Klara-Canvas prizes awarded by the public. In the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition held in 2015, Tseng won the 2nd prize in the violin contest, in which no first prize was awarded. Tseng has recorded for Fuga Libera and the Chimei Museum.

  15. Alan Gilbert

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    Alan Gilbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    conductormusic directorviolinist
    Biography

    Alan Gilbert is an American conductor and violinist. He is a past music director of the New York Philharmonic (2009–2017), and is currently principal conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.

  16. Kit Armstrong

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    Kit Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Kit Armstrong is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.

  17. Yefim Bronfman

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    Yefim Bronfman
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Yefim "Fima" Naumovich Bronfman is a Soviet-born Israeli-American pianist.

  18. Kate Liu

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    Kate Liu
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Kate Liu is a Singaporean American classical pianist. On October 20, 2015 she won the third prize (bronze medal) and the Polish Radio Award for the best performance of mazurka in the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.

  19. Ignat Solzhenitsyn

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    Ignat Solzhenitsyn
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    conductorpianist
    Biography

    Ignat Aleksandrovich Solzhenitsyn is a Russian-American conductor and pianist. He is the conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. He is the son of Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

  20. Jorge Bolet

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    Jorge Bolet
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1914-1990 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    pianistconductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jorge Bolet was a Cuban-born American virtuoso pianist and teacher. Among his teachers were Leopold Godowsky, and Moriz Rosenthal – the latter an outstanding pupil of Franz Liszt.

  21. Lynn Harrell

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    Lynn Harrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2020 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    musiciancellistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lynn Harrell was an American classical cellist. Known for the "penetrating richness" of his sound, Harrell performed internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with major orchestras over a career spanning nearly six decades. He was the winner of the inaugural Avery Fisher Prize and two Grammy Awards, among other accolades, and taught at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard School, USC Thornton School of Music, and the Shepherd School of Music.

  22. Ahn Eak-tai

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    Ahn Eak-tai
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1906-1965 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Ahn Eak-tai was a South Korean classical composer and conductor. He conducted numerous major orchestras across Europe, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra. Ahn composed "Aegukga", a song best known as the national anthem of South Korea, Korean Dance, Nongae, and the Symphonic Fantasy Korea. His unpublished works, some of which have been discovered recently, include Poema Synfonic ‘Mallorca, Lo Pi Formentor, and The Death of Emperor Gojong.

  23. Lukas Foss

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    Lukas Foss
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1922-2009 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lukas Foss was a German-American composer, pianist, and conductor.

  24. Marc Blitzstein

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    Marc Blitzstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1964 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    composerpianistlyricistlibrettist
    Biography

    Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for The Cradle Will Rock and for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes; the Broadway musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock; and No for an Answer. He completed translation/adaptations of Brecht's and Weill's musical play Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and of Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children with music by Paul Dessau. Blitzstein also composed music for films, such as Surf and Seaweed (1931) and The Spanish Earth (1937), and he contributed two songs to the original 1960 production of Hellman's play Toys in the Attic.

  25. Haochen Zhang

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    Haochen Zhang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Haochen Zhang is a Chinese pianist from Shanghai, China. He was a Gold Medalist and First Prize winner of the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, becoming one of the youngest winners in the history of the competition. Zhang received a 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant in recognition of his outstanding talents.

  26. Shura Cherkassky

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    Shura Cherkassky
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1911-1995 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Shura Cherkassky was a Ukrainian-American concert pianist known for his performances of the romantic repertoire. His playing was characterized by a virtuoso technique and singing piano tone. For much of his later life, Cherkassky resided in London.

  27. Jenny Oaks Baker

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    Jenny Oaks Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy nominated American violinist and former member of the National Symphony Orchestra. She has released eighteen studio albums, several of which have topped or nearly topped Billboard charts.

  28. George Walker

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    George Walker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2018 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    George Theophilus Walker was an American composer, pianist, and organist, who was the first African American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He received the Pulitzer for his work Lilacs in 1996.

  29. Thomas Schippers

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    Thomas Schippers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-1977 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Thomas Schippers was an American conductor. He was highly regarded for his work in opera.

  30. Jaime Laredo

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    Jaime Laredo
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueviolinist
    Biography

    Jaime Laredo is a violinist and conductor. Currently the conductor and Music Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, he began his musical career when he was five years old.

  31. Aaron Rosand

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    Aaron Rosand
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Aaron Rosand was an American violinist.

  32. Jonathan Biss

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    Jonathan Biss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Jonathan Biss is an American pianist, teacher, and writer based in Philadelphia. He is the co-artistic director (with Mitsuko Uchida) of the Marlboro Music Festival.

  33. Leonard Rose

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    Leonard Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1984 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    musiciancellistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Leonard Joseph Rose was an American cellist and pedagogue.

  34. Joseph Alessi

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    Joseph Alessi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    musicianmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Joseph Norman Alessi is an American classical trombonist with the New York Philharmonic.

  35. Eugene Istomin

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    Eugene Istomin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2003 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Eugene George Istomin was an American pianist. He was a winner of the Leventritt Award and recorded extensively as a soloist and in a piano trio in which he collaborated with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose.

  36. Mohammed Fairouz

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    Mohammed Fairouz
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Mohammed Fairouz is an American composer.

  37. Eleanor Sokoloff

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    Eleanor Sokoloff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2020 (aged 106)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguepianist
    Biography

    Eleanor Sokoloff was an American pianist and academic who formed a piano duo with her husband, Vladimir Sokoloff. She taught piano on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music from 1936 until her death in 2020.

  38. Ruth Laredo

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    Ruth Laredo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2005 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    musicianpianist
    Biography

    Ruth Laredo was an American classical pianist.

  39. Muriel Smith

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    Muriel Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-1985 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    singeropera singeractor
    Biography

    Muriel Burrell Smith was an American singer. In the 1940s and 1950s, she was a star of musical theater and opera, and was also the off-film ghost singer in several hit movies. She is perhaps best known in the UK for her 1953 #3 hit single, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", which was first covered in 1965 by Mel Carter (and which remains a staple of easy listening and oldies radio to this day) and later in 1994 by Gloria Estefan.

  40. Joseph Silverstein

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    Joseph Silverstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2015 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueconcertmaster
    Biography

    Joseph Harry Silverstein was an American violinist and conductor.

  41. Jan Savitt

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    Jan Savitt
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1907-1948 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    bandleaderconductorjazz violinistcomposermusic arranger
    Biography

    Jan Savitt, known as "The Stokowski of Swing", from having played violin in Leopold Stokowski's orchestra, was an American bandleader, musical arranger, and violinist.

  42. Gilles Apap

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    Gilles Apap
    Born in
    Algeria Flag Algeria
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    violinistsoloist
    Biography

    Gilles Apap is a French classical violinist. Born in Béjaïa, Algeria, he was raised in Nice, France. In 1985 he won first prize in the contemporary music category at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. He served as concertmaster with the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra for 10 years, but has since focused on his career as a soloist with orchestras around the world.

  43. Josef Špaček

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    Josef Špaček
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    musicianconcertmaster
    Biography

    Josef Špaček is a Czech solo violinist and until 2019/20 season a concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra. He performs on the ca. 1732 “LeBrun; Bouthillard” Guarneri del Gesù violin, generously on loan from Ingles & Hayday.

  44. Liza Ferschtman

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    Liza Ferschtman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    cellistviolinist
    Biography

    Liza Ferschtman is a Dutch classical violinist who appears internationally, both as a soloist with orchestra and in chamber music. She received the Nederlandse Muziekprijs in 2006 and has directed the Delft Chamber Music Festival from 2007.

  45. Reid Anderson

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    Reid Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Reid Anderson is a bassist and composer from Minnesota. He is a member of The Bad Plus with pianist Orrin Evans and drummer Dave King. The original lineup of The Bad Plus first played together in 1989 and formally established the band in 2000. Anderson attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music.

  46. Teddy Abrams

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    Teddy Abrams
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    songwriterconductor
    Biography

    Edward "Teddy" Paul Maxwell Abrams is an American conductor, pianist, clarinetist, and composer. He is currently Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and the Britt Festival Orchestra.

  47. Paul Jacobs

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    Paul Jacobs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    music pedagogue
    Biography

    Paul Jacobs is an American organist. He is the first organist to receive a Grammy Award. Jacobs is currently the chair of the Juilliard School's organ department and is considered "America's leading organ performer."

  48. Walter Hendl

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    Walter Hendl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2007 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    conductorpianist
    Biography

    Walter Hendl was an American conductor, composer and pianist.

  49. Cheng Wai

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    Cheng Wai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Praised as the "Piano Poet", Cheng Wai is a pianist and Steinway Artist from Hong Kong. She is a winner of the Hong Kong Young Music Performer Award of the International Year of Youth and voted as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in 2009.

  50. Dmitry Yablonsky

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    Dmitry Yablonsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    conductorcellist
    Biography

    Dmitry Albertovich Yablonsky is a Russian classical cellist and conductor, who was educated at the Juilliard School of Music and Yale University.

  51. Daniel Heifetz

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    Daniel Heifetz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Daniel Alan Heifetz is an American concert violinist and pedagogue best known as the Founder of the Heifetz International Music Institute. His career has been focused on education and the art of communication through performance.

  52. Seo Jung-Hack

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    Seo Jung-Hack
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Seo Jung-hack is a South Korean baritone singer.

  53. Rinat Shaham

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    Rinat Shaham
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusicianperforming artist
    Biography

    Rinat Shaham is an Israeli born mezzo-soprano who has received numerous accolades for her international operatic, concert and recital performances.

  54. Pierrette Alarie

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    Pierrette Alarie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1921-2011 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Pierrette Alarie, was a French Canadian coloratura soprano. She was married to the French-Canadian tenor Léopold Simoneau.

  55. Ulf Hoelscher

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    Ulf Hoelscher
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    violinistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Ulf Hoelscher is a German violinist.

  56. Daron Hagen

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    Daron Hagen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    conductorpianistcomposermusicologist
    Biography

    Daron Aric Hagen is an American composer, writer, and filmmaker.

  57. Timothy Chooi

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    Timothy Chooi
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Timothy Chooi is an American-Canadian-Chinese violinist. He is the Second Prize Winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition held in Brussels, Belgium and the First Prize Winner of the 2018 International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition held in Hannover, Germany. He has also won top prizes at the International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand as well as the Grand Prize Award of the 2010 Montreal Standard Life Competition.

  58. Adrian Anantawan

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    Adrian Anantawan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Adrian Anantawan is a Canadian violinist. Anantawan, who began studying violin at age nine, has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and at the White House. He is an alumnus of the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Canada, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Yale University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Growing up in the neighbourhood of Clarkson, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, he attended St. Christopher's Elementary School, and is a member of the St. Christopher's Church Parish. He is currently a member of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and is Director of Music at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston as well as Milton Academy.

  59. Vladimir Sokoloff

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    Vladimir Sokoloff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1997 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Vladimir Sokoloff was an American pianist and accompanist on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to his teaching work with the accompanying, piano and chamber music students, he was an active performer.

  60. Tim Fain

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    Tim Fain
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Tim Fain is an American violinist, best known for his performances in the movie Black Swan and his work with American composer Philip Glass.

  61. Michael Tree

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    Michael Tree
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2018 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueviolist
    Biography

    Michael Tree, born Michael Applebaum, was an American violist.

  62. John Mack

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    John Mack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2006 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    oboistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    John Mack was an American oboist.

  63. Yekwon Sunwoo

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    Yekwon Sunwoo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    musicianpianist
    Biography

    Yekwon Sunwoo is a South Korean classical pianist. In 2017, at 28 years old, Sunwoo was the first Korean to win the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He won the Sendai International Music Competition in 2013.

  64. Henri Temianka

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    Henri Temianka
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
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    1906-1992 (aged 86)
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    musicianuniversity teacher
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    Henri Temianka was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, author and music educator.

  65. Rossen Milanov

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    conductor
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    Rossen Milanov is a Bulgarian conductor. He is Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra & New Jersey's Symphony in C. He is also Principal Conductor of Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias, in Spain and the former Music Director of Bulgaria's New Symphony Orchestra. He is the Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

  66. David Ludwig

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    1974-.. (age 47)
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    composer
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    David Serkin Ludwig is an American composer of classical music. His uncle is pianist Peter Serkin, his grandfather was the pianist Rudolf Serkin, and his great-grandfather was the violinist Adolf Busch. After twenty years on the faculty of the Curtis Institute culminating as Artistic Advisor to the President and Chair of Composition, Ludwig was appointed Dean and Director of The Juilliard School Music Division in May of 2021

  67. Helen Gilbert

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    1915-1995 (aged 80)
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    actormusician
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    Helen Amelia Gilbert was a film actress and musician.

  68. Lorne Munroe

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    1924-2020 (aged 96)
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    cellist
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    Lorne Munroe was an American cellist. He was principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1951 to 1964 and principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic from 1964 to 1996. He was a featured soloist more than 150 times during the 32 seasons he played for the New York Philharmonic. His last performance with the orchestra as a member of the ensemble was on February 27, 1996; although he later returned as a guest artist.

  69. Michael Houstoun

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    pianist
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    Michael Houstoun is a concert pianist from New Zealand. He has twice in his life performed the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas and in between these achievements, he overcame focal hand dystonia.

  70. Wilbur Evans

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    1905-1987 (aged 82)
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    singeropera singeractor
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    Wilbur Whilt "Wib" Evans was an American actor and singer who performed on the radio, in opera, on Broadway, in films, and in early live television.

  71. Andre-Michel Schub

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    music pedagoguepianist
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    Andre-Michel Schub is a classical pianist.

  72. Tim Cobb

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    music pedagogue
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    Timothy Cobb is the American current principal double bassist with the New York Philharmonic. He previously taught at the Peabody Institute of Music, and joined the Manhattan School of Music faculty in 1992. Cobb also currently teaches at SUNY Purchase, Lynn University, Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, and Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division. He is the current chair of the double-bass department at the Juilliard School, where he has been on faculty since 2002.

  73. Benjamin Bowman

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    1979-.. (age 42)
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    violinist
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    Benjamin Walter Bowman is an American-Canadian violinist. The Metropolitan Opera and incoming Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin appointed Bowman as concertmaster as of the 2018-19 season, after a successful one-year term in 2017-18; he shares his role with David Chan. Bowman was Grammy-nominated in 2016 for his recording with the ARC (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) Ensemble 'Chamber Works of Jerzy Fitelberg' on the Chandos label. He has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is a member or frequent guest artist for leading chamber music ensembles internationally, including the twice Grammy-nominated ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory of Music), Art of Time Ensemble, and Leondari Ensemble. Bowman was featured on the 2013 Juno-winning album Levant and the 2011 Juno-nominated disc Armenian Chamber Music with the Amici Chamber Ensemble. Until 2019, he was the concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre orchestra (as of October 2014). He is an ensemble member of Orchestra of St. Luke's.

  74. Jenny Q. Chai

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    1983-.. (age 38)
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    pianist
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    Jenny Q Chai is a Chinese-American pianist. She is active throughout China, the United States, and Europe, and specializes in contemporary piano music. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

  75. Yoonjung Han

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    pianist
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    Yoonjung "Yoonie" Han is a South Korean-born American classical pianist.

  76. Frank Guarrera

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    1923-2007 (aged 84)
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    singeropera singer
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    Frank Guarrera was an Italian-American lyric baritone who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera, singing with the company for a total of 680 performances. He performed 35 different roles at the Met, mostly from the Italian and French repertories, from 1948 through 1976. His most frequent assignments at the house were as Escamillo in Georges Bizet's Carmen, Marcello in Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème, Valentin in Charles Gounod's Faust, and Ping in Puccini's Turandot. He was also an admired interpreter of Mozart roles, establishing himself in the parts of both Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Most of the roles he portrayed were from the lyric repertoire, such as the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, but he also sang some heavier roles at the Met like Amonasro in Aïda, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West and Il conte di Luna in Il trovatore.

  77. Chin Kim

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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    violinist
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    Chin Kim is a Korean-born American classical violinist, largely educated in the United States through the Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute of Music.

  78. Layla Claire

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    singeropera singer
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    Layla Claire is a Canadian soprano opera singer. She was born in Penticton, British Columbia. She is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist at the Metropolitan Opera, where she made her debut as Tebaldo in Verdi's Don Carlos in 2010. She studied at Université de Montréal and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009. She was awarded the Prix des Amis d'Aix-en-Provence for best Mozart performance for her 2012 European debut as Sandrina and has since made acclaimed debuts at the Salzburg Festival as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Opernhaus Zürich as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), Washington National Opera as Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), Canadian Opera Company as Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe as Tusnelda (Arminio), and returned to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as Anne Truelove (The Rake's Progress). Ms. Claire has worked with major conductors including Tilson-Thomas, Nézet-Séguin, Haitink, Langrée and Hrůša in works by Mahler, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and Dvořák.

  79. Ang Li

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    pianist
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    Ang Li is a Chinese classical pianist.

  80. Ory Shihor

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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
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    pianist
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    Ory Shihor is an Israeli-American pianist, pedagogue, and co-founder of the Los Angeles based Ory Shihor Institute.

  81. Howard Mitchell

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    1911-1988 (aged 77)
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    conductorcellist
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    Howard Mitchell was an American cellist and conductor. He was principal conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1969.

  82. Ethel Stark

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    1910-2012 (aged 102)
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    conductorviolinistmusicianpedagogue
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    Ethel Stark, was a Canadian violinist and conductor.

  83. Albert Tipton

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    1917-1997 (aged 80)
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    conductorpianist
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    Albert Tipton was an American flutist, pianist and conductor. In 1966, Time placed Albert Tipton amongst the "30 first-rate flutists" in the United States and Europe. He studied with William Kincaid at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He served as principal flutist with the National Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1939 and toured with Leopold Stokowski as a soloist with the All American Youth Orchestra in 1939. He became second flutist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1940 and left that position in 1946 to become the principal flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (1946–1956). He was in Detroit from 1956–1968, where he played principal flute in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1968 he accepted a position at Florida State University as Professor of Flute. He later moved to Rice University in Houston, Texas serving as Professor of Flute from 1975 to 1990.

  84. Duncan Brinsmead

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
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    Duncan Brinsmead is a Canadian software programmer and developer of simulations of natural environments in 3D computer graphics (CGI). He created the Maya Paint Effects for digitally painting instances like plants or hair in a virtual 3D environment. In 2008, together with Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner he received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects system. Fluid Effects are based on the simulation of fluid mechanics in software and used for simulating natural phenomena such as fog, steam or smoke.

  85. Elliot Madore

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    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    opera singer
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    Elliot Madore is a Canadian lyric baritone with an international operatic career.

  86. Gwendolyn Bradley

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    20th Century
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    singer
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    Gwendolyn Bradley is an American soprano who performed on many opera and concert stages worldwide.

  87. Jeanne Behrend

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    1911-1988 (aged 77)
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    composerpianistmusic pedagogue
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    Jeanne Behrend was an American pianist, music educator, musicologist and composer.

  88. Peter Bloom

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    Peter Bloom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    university teacher
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    Peter Bloom is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He obtained his BA in music at Swarthmore College, his Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Pennsylvania, and studied the oboe with John de Lancie at the Curtis Institute of Music.

  89. Gordon Turk

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    organist
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    Gordon Turk is a prominent American concert organist. He has played throughout the United States, made two concert tours in Japan, and performed frequently in Europe, including Ukraine and Russia, both as solo organist and with orchestra.

  90. Milton Adolphus

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    1913-1988 (aged 75)
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    composerjazz musicianpianist
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    Irving Milton Adolphus was an American pianist and composer.

  91. Teng Li

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    violist
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    Teng Li is a Chinese Canadian violist. She is currently the principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Li was the principal violist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2018. Along with her TSO solo appearances, Li has performed with the National Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Haddonfield Symphony, Shanghai Opera Orchestra, the Canadian Sinfonietta and Esprit Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio 2, National Public Radio, WQXR (New York), WHYY (Pennsylvania), WFMT (Chicago), and Bavarian Radio (Munich). Ms. Li is also an active recitalist and chamber musician participating in the festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Rome, Moritzburg (Germany) and the Rising Stars Festival in Caramoor. She has performed with the Guarneri Quartet in New York, at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) and with the 92nd St. “Y” Chamber Music Society. Teng was also featured with the Guarneri Quartet in their last season (2009), and was also a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two Program.

  92. Benjamin Steinberg

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    1915-1974 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    musician
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    Benjamin Steinberg was an American concert violinist, conductor, and civil rights activist, who is best known for being the founding artistic director of the pioneering Symphony of the New World. The first racially integrated orchestra in the United States, its history-making premiere took place at New York City's Carnegie Hall on May 6, 1965.

  93. Nina Gamble Kennedy

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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    documentary filmmakerpianist
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    Nina Gamble Kennedy is an American classical pianist, orchestral conductor, filmmaker, and writer.

  94. Temple Painter

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    1933-2016 (aged 83)
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    organistharpsichordist
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    Temple Painter was an American harpsichordist and organist.

  95. Coline-Marie Orliac

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    harpist
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    Coline-Marie Orliac is a harpist from Antibes, France. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she has performed with leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic.

  96. Emmanuel Feldman

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    cellist
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    Emmanuel Feldman is an American classical cellist and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the co-founder of the cello-double bass duo Cello e Basso, and a member of the Aurea Ensemble.