Curtis Institute of Music Appoints Two New Violin School Members


Benjamin Beilman and Erin Keefe will be part of the spectacular roster of violin pedagogies at Curtis, together with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, Midori, Arnold Steinhardt, and Ida Kavafian — the latter of whom they each studied with.

Keefe and Beilman will work with Curtis college students in particular person classes in addition to chamber and orchestral settings.

Because the concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Erin Keefe has been a frequent artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Heart since 2005. She gained the Avery Fisher Profession Grant and the Professional Musicis Worldwide Award, and has appeared as a soloist in current seasons with the Minnesota Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, New York Metropolis Ballet Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.

A recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Belief Fellowship, an Avery Fisher Profession Grant, and a London Music Masters Award, Benjamin Beilman has carried out as a soloist for orchestras such because the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Rotterdam and London Philharmonics.

“I really feel extraordinarily honored and humbled to be becoming a member of the violin college on the Curtis Institute,” Keefe stated. “My 5 years finding out at Curtis offered me with a number of the most formative experiences of my musical life, and I’m trying ahead to passing on all that I’ve discovered from my unbelievable colleagues and mentors to the following era of musicians.”

“I’m deeply honored to hitch the college of the Curtis Institute of Music this fall,” Beilman stated. “My lecturers at Curtis have at all times offered unwavering assist and steering as I launched into a efficiency profession in an ever-evolving panorama. I’m excited to tackle this similar position for the following era of musicians as they carve their very own path and produce new voices to our artwork type.”


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