Jennifer Curtis joins UCI Music for the 2020-21 academic year
The Department of Music in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI is pleased to welcome Ms. Jennifer Curtis as a lecturer for the 2020-21 academic year. Curtis, a Juilliard trained violinist and chamber musician, will teach individual violin lessons and violin studio class.
Curtis is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and founder of the group Tres Americas Ensemble. Among her many accomplishments, Curtis has appeared as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela and the Knights Chamber Orchestra. She performed in Romania in honor of George Enescu and gave a world premieres at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Curtis collaborated with composer John Adams at the Library of Congress and appeared at El Festival de las Artes Esénias in Peru and festivals worldwide.
As a musician, The New York Times described Curtis’s second solo concert in Carnegie Hall as “one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs.” She was celebrated as “an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out for.” Curtis navigates with personality and truth in every piece she performs.
An educator with a focus on music as humanitarian aid, Curtis has collaborated with musical shaman of the Andes, improvised for live radio from the interior of the Amazon jungle and taught and collaborated with Kurdish refugees in Turkey.
The faculty, staff and students welcome Ms. Curtis.