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Backstage at Curtis
Bekah
a day in the life of a conservatory student
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April 3, 2010 Hi Everyone, I see from my last entry that it’s been almost a month since I last posted about Curtis on Tour (sorry!) but it definitely feels like that time has flown by quickly.  Even after returning to Philadelphia following the first stretch of concerts, we didn’t get much breathing time before making stops in Manhattan, Kenneth Square (Longwood Gardens), Maine, and Chicago.  It
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March 3, 2010 Hi again! Last night we had our third performance of the tour at Henry Chapel just outside Seattle.  The chapel was a very intimate performance setting.  Since the chapel wasn't designed as a performance hall, lighting and space were issues that we could only partially solve.  Ms. Kavafian, Mr. Wiley, Hyobi, and I had to huddle around an antique floor lamp that was borrowed from a
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(Left to Right) Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Hyo Bo Sim, viola; Yekwon Sunwoo, piano; Christopher Rogerson, composer; Daniel Shapiro, composer.  (Photo: Jean Brubaker) March 1, 2010 I'm crammed into an overbooked plane with a noisy sleeper next to me and a chorus of unhappy infants behind me.  Ms. Kavafian, Hyobi, and Yekwon are seated in remote parts of
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Over the weekend, some Curtis students carved pumpkins and decorated the school with them, reinstating an old Curtis tradition that seems to have fallen by the wayside in recent years. After the all-important pumpkin selection. Violinist Dayna Anderson providing instruction. Violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and trumpeter Sara Huebner. Finished products (on the Barber display!). On
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Adedeji Ogunfolu, third year hornist, on his new dog-walking business. Adedeji and Donut Before the beginning of this school year, I decided that I wanted to do my best to pull my own weight financially by making some relatively significant income. I have been wanting a new instrument for a few years, and, of course, there are bills to pay. Unfortunately, while I'm a student at Curtis, there
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Derek Zadinsky, fourth year bassist, on traveling with a double bass. Playing the double bass definitely has its fair share of perks: we have the most fun of any section in the orchestra, we get our own special room at school, and we can always sleep in our cases in times of need. Unfortunately, playing the bass carries with it one major drawback: traveling. Unless the bassist has hired his own
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Hello, and welcome to the inaugural post of the new Curtis Institute of Music Blog - Backstage at Curtis! As the title implies, this blog is intended to provide an insider's look at what life is like for students, faculty, and staff at the Curtis Institute of Music, located on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. The blog is moderated by members of Curtis' Student Council. In short, whether you're
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