Please tune in to WRTI 90.1 FM this Sunday, November 23rd at 5pm to hear my episode of “Philadelphia Music Makers” hosted by yours truly! I’ll be sharing some stories as well as playing a program of works by Bach, Schumann, Britten, Piazzolla, and Cassadó! It will also be posted later online at

Listen to a preview at the link below:




Two weeks from today, I am playing a solo recital at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, entitled “Dialogues”. This sort of “east meets west” program, including works by Bach, Ligeti, Penderecki, and Tsintsadze, has given rise to some serious YouTube diversions on my part in order to understand the music more…

Conclusion: Mandolin is the (i really don’t know why this hasn’t caught on- people take .edu things more seriously)

Also, the balalaika is pretty awesome too.


Barrière Duo

My performance of Barrière’s Cello Duo with the lovely Jeong-Hyoun Lee was featured in this video about Philadelphia’s art scene. Enjoy!

To see the original Curtis Performs video of this piece, follow this link: