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Curtis on Tour

About Curtis on Tour

Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school’s "learn by doing" philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, musicians offer master classes, interactive programs, and community engagement activities while on tour. Curtis on Tour also facilitates solo performances of Curtis students and alumni with professional orchestras and recital series. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed more than 200 concerts in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.



The most ambitious sojourn for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in nearly two decades took place in May 2017. Covering nine cities in eighteen days, the orchestra's 2017 European tour was packed with music-making, rehearsals, and on-the-ground learning. Students marveled at the acoustics and décor of classic old-world concert palaces and ultra-modern symphony halls, and reveled in their collaboration with renowned artists, including Osmo Vänskä, Benjamin Schmid (Violin '91), Roberto Díaz (Viola '84), and Peter Serkin (Piano '64). 

The tour started in Helsinki with a two-day residency at the Sibelius Academy; then the orchestra was off to Germany, with concerts in Bremen, Berlin, and Dresden. A quick flyover to London was unexpectedly extended, giving the musicians a free day to roam the British capital before boarding a chartered plane to Salzburg, with a "run-out" to Vienna. The tour concluded in Poland, with performances in Wroclaw and Luslawice at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. Read some of the rave reviews and first-hand accounts from students.

Curtis on Tour European Tour 2017


Curtis on Tour is proud to be presented annually by:

Live at Rose Lehrman, Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (Davis, Calif.)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen (Bremen, Germany) 
Union College Concert Series (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Curtis on Tour is proud to manage annual soloist engagements for Curtis students and alumni with the following orchestras:

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.)
Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, Ky.)
New Jersey Symphony (Newark, N.J.)
Kansas City Symphony (Kansas City, Mo.)


For more information about Curtis on Tour or to discuss booking opportunities on a concert series, contact:

Andrew Lane, director of Curtis on Tour
(215) 717-3124,



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Curtis on Tour: A Live Concert Recording from Shoreline, Washington (March 2014)
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