Philadelphia Orchestra hires three string players from Curtis

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.

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  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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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