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The New York Times described violinist Jennifer Curtis’ 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 is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and founder of the group Tres Americas Ensemble.

Jennifer Curtis has recorded works by John Adams, Tristan Murail, Jason Eckardt, Anders Eliasson, and Aaron Copland, among others, for New Focus Recordings, Nonesuch Records, Aperture Mode Records, Musica Omnia, Neos Music, and Naxos American Classics. She has performed on many of the major stages across the country including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Hall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Curtis is the winner of Astral Artists Milka/Astral grand prize for violin. She is also an improviser, composer, multi-instrumentalist, member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and educator. Curtis holds degrees from Mills College and The Juilliard School. She plays a 1777 Vencenzo Panormo violin.

Recent activities include solo performances with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela, The Knights Chamber Orchestra, featured artist at the Brasov International Festival in Romania in honor of George Enescu, featured violinist/composer and percussionist for El Festival de las Artes Esénias de Lima, Peru, appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival, International Brahms Festival, Ecstatic Festival, Festival musique de chambre a Giverny, the Darmstadt Festival, Iceland Airwaves Festival, Wein Modern Festival for Contemporary Music, and many more. A lover of Latin American music, Jennifer has had many musical expeditions in six countries south of Mexico.

Upcoming and recent projects include solo and chamber music performances with John Adams at the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall performance of La Pasíon by Osvaldo Golijov, a Cornell University sponsored commission for a new composition, a US tour as concertmaster of East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), performances as soloist with The Knights Chamber Orchestra, a solo improvisation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a solo CD featuring never before recorded works by George Enescu.

Do not miss this chance to hear this exciting performer in the intimate Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre as she performs works for violin alone, violin and tape, and violin and video.