Chamber Music by Curtis Student Composers

    On Stage At Curtis highlights Chamber Music by Curtis Student Composers: Viet Cuong, Aiyana Tedi Braun, Dai Wei and Andrew Moses. Composition students develop their craft by Curtis motto “learning by doing.”

    Viet Cuong: Extra Fancy
    Mekhi Gladden, oboe; Sarrah Bushara, oboe; Kip Zimmerman, English horn Doron Laznow, bassoon; and Marlène Ngalissamy, contrabassoon

    Composer Viet Cuong is pursuing an Artist Diploma student at Curtis Institute of Music. He received his MFA from Princeton University and is currently finishing his PhD there. Viet found the term “extra fancy” the USDA’s description of some foods “endearing” and wanted to write a piece about it.

    Aiyana Tedi Braun: Ruminations
    Dennis Chmelensky, baritone; Claire Bourg, violin; Adé Williams, violin; Erika Gray, viola Young In Na, cello; and Aiyana Tedi Braun, piano

    Aiyana Braun is a composer, conductor and pianist currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at Curtis Institute of Music. This piece is about person frustrated with the world’s “hate and indifference” but unable to communicate his feelings.

    Dai Wei: The Lotus Told Me
    Dai Wei, voice; Lydia Roth, flute; Yuhsin Su, clarinet; Stephen Kim, violin; Joshua Halpern, cello; Zitong Wang, piano; and Zubin Hathi, percussion

    Originally from China, Dai Wei is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree at the Curtis Institute of Music.

    Andrew Moses: Agni’s Mouth
    Yan Liu, clarinet; Omri Barak, trumpet; Tsutomu William Copeland, violin; Gabriel Polinsky, double bass; Xiaobo Pu, guitar; Yiyang Ruan, piano; Shinjoo Cho, accordion; Zubin Hathi, percussion; Drew Schlegel, electronics and Andrew Moses, conductor

    Andrew Moses is composer and clarinetist pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at Curtis Institute of Music. Agni’s Mouth is a piece for mixed nonet.

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