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Philadelphia Orchestra hires three string players from Curtis

August 24, 2017 by norman lebrecht

5 comments.


Nathaniel West has joined the double-bass section. Yu-Ting Chen and Jeoung-Yin Kim (pictured) are new members of the second violins.

All three are Curtis graduates.


Comments (5)

  1. Fred says:

    I’m happy for them, but the way things are going in Philly, I worry that they may not have an orchestra to play with once they hit middle age.

  2. Leonid keylin says:

    No comments

  3. Julie Aard says:

    How is this news? It would be news if they hired string players NOT from Curtis…!

    1. NYMike says:

      True – the Orchestra has a long history of connections to Curtis with many of its principal players not only teaching there, but having graduated from there as well.

  4. Don Hohoho says:

    God forbid they should get some seasoning and experience before joining what is supposedly one of the world’s top orchestras. They hire them to pre-empt their joining any other orchestras.


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