Jennifer Curtis CV

 

          Curriculum Vitae

 

Jennifer Curtis, Violinist

2900 Trice Atwater rd 

Chapel Hill, Nc 

27516

919-649-8139


 

jennifercurtisviolin@gmail.com

http://iceorg.org/about/artist/curtis

jennifercurtisviolin.com

 

 

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory 

Private Teacher: Don Weilerstein

2010-2011 in pursuit of DMA

 

Manhattan School of Music 

Private Teachers: Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann and Laurie Smuckler

2007-2008 artist diploma participant

 

The Juilliard School, Master of Music in Violin Performance, 

Private Teachers: Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann

2002-2005

 

Mills College, Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance

Private Teacher: David Abel

1997-2001

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

International Contemporary Ensemble, 2007-PRESENT

(principal violinist, mandolinist, participation as composer/educator)

Duke University, 2016-present

Carolina Friends School- 2016-2018

Faculty and performing artist in residence with ICE, Banff Centre for creativity Summer session 2018, 2019

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2014

instructor of violin and chamber music

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Visiting Professor Violin, 

February 2013- May 2014

10 violin students, 2 string quartets, member of concert committee and diversity committee, guest lecturer for music history and the history of the audio cassette

Composer/Music Director Paperhand Puppet Intervention, 2015/2016

Artist in Residence, Culture Mill at the Haw River Ballroom 2015/2016

ECO: Contemporary Music Ensemble at University of California-Berkeley 2012-2015

Yellow Barn Young Artists Program (2014)


 

Audio and video samples:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EKhTwh4ibF4&feature=youtu.be

George Enescu, Inpressions d’Enfance

 Op.28. Movement 1: “the fiddler”

 

https://m.soundcloud.com/jennifer-curtis-violin/jennifer-curtis-ciaccona-bach

J S Bach Partita no. 2 in D Minor, Chaconne

 

Selected Performances 

2018

 

Cervantino Festival: Featured soloist, music of Pauchi Sasaki

 

ZeitGenuss, Karlsrhue Fetivsl of Music of our Time, Germany, with ICE

 

Season residencey with ICE at University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

 

Birds Eye String Trio mini tour with Paul Wiancko and Ayane Kozasa, Washington DC and North Carolina, Ysaÿe String Trio, Beethoven String Trios and the music of Wiancko and Curtis

 

Faculty concert Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, summer session. MAYU for solo violin and electronics, by Pauchi Sasaki 

 

Guest soloist, CNMAT, UC Berkeley, Traces, for solo violin and electronics by Martin Matalon

 

Berlin, Germany, ROLEX weekend, featured soloist- MAYU for solo violin and electronics by Pauchi Sasaki

 

National Sawdust, NewYork, NY, featured violin soloist with Pauchi Sasaki for “Spring Revolution,” Pan Asia Sounding Festival

 

YoungSan, Korea, Musician in residence, Religion, Science, healing and Dialogue in the 21st century; solo recital and various performances, 

 

National Sawdust, NYC, ICE and the music of Anna Thorvaldsdottir

 

University of Chicago, ICE and Contempo 

 

Big Ears Festival, ICE

 

ICE with San Francisco Symphony, SOUNDBOX, Davies Symphony Hall

 

ICE in collaboration with the San Francisco Youth Sympony, Davies Hall

 

ICE at Constellation, Chicago 



 

2017

 

ICE at Documenta Festival, Athens, Greece

 

Days and Nights Festival, featured soloist for the Philip Glass center, music of Pauchi Sasaki

 

Gran Teatro, Lima, Peru, featured soloist with Pauchi Sasaki

 

ICE, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries | Los Angeles“Beethoven Was a Lesbian: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros” presented in conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

 

Solo recital, ARTS NOW, NC State University, music of 20th and 21st century for solo violin

 

Solo recital Carolina Meadows, Bach Partitas no.2 and no.3



 

2016

Carnegie Hall

Concertmaster with ICE, Steve Reich Anniversary Concert


 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Featured violinist for ICE, chamber opera, La Dolce Muerte

 

Houston de Camera

Featured violinist with ICE, improvisation and notated music

Tyshawn Sorey and Julia Bullock: Josephine Baker Reimagined

 

Cleveland Museum of Art

Rhade Rhade with Vijay Iyer and ICE


 

Ojai Festival, in residence with ICE

Mostly Mozart Festival, in residence with ICE

Violin concerto premiere at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival

Mayu, Pauchi Sasaki

 

Solo reictal Mills College

Music of Milhaud, Boulanger, Satie, Ravel and Enescu

 

Memorial House “George Enescu,” Sinaia, Romania

solo recital, music of Enescu/Curtis and Bach

 

The Abrons Art Center,  New York City

Improvised duo set with Tyshawn Sorey

 

The Stone, NYC

Improvised duo set with Cory Smythe

 

Harvard University

Tyshawn Sorey double trio

Weekend workshop of Music and Social Justice

 

Miller Theater, Columbia University

featured violinist with ICE

 

Bangalore, India Composer/performer in residence with Nrityagram Dance Ensemble 

 

Barysnikov Arts Center, NYC

In residence as composer and performer with Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

 

Park Avenue Armory, De Materie, Opera with choir, dancers, orchestra and sheep

Concertmaster, ICE

 

Duke Universtiy, Nelson Recital Hall,

solo violin recital

 

Benefit Concert, Eyes Ears Nose Paws

Jennifer Curtis and Friends, music of Bach, Ravel and more

 

Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill NC

solo recital, Enescu, Bach, Curtis

 

Carolina Friends School

Interactive Classroom performance

lower school, middle school and upper school

 

The Road from Transylvania Home

Jennifer Curtis and the Melodic Refuge Orchestra, North Carolina Performances:

Original Compositions, Music of George Enescu, international folk songs and Selected classical works

Cat’s Cradle, Haw River Ballroom, St Paul’s Church in Durham, private concerts and in collaboration with Ciompi Quartet, Duke’s resident string quartet

 

Fearrington Village, NC

solo recital

 

2015

 

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

guest concertmaster Riverside Symphony

 

Peruvian Film Festival, Cervantes Institute, NYC

Two concerts with Susana Bacca and Pauchi Sasaki

improvisation, traditional Afro-Peruvian folk music

 

The Hideout, Open ICE, Chicago

duo concert and educational performances with violinist David Bowlin

 

The Stone, NYC

duo concert of improvisations with Tyshawn Sorey, drumset

 

Composer/Music director for Paperhand Puppet Intervention

7 weeks of performances at the Forest Theater and NC Museum of Art

 

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Hagaromo, Ballet and Opera with ICE, Jock Soto and Wendy Whalen

featured violinist

 

American Dance Institute

workshop and performance, Hagaromo, ICE

 

Overtone Series in Conjunction with North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Performing Arts, Cat’s Cradle

guest violinist and co-curator, presenting Gabriel Kahane

 

Carriage House, New York City private venue,

Minneapolis Chamber Music Society

CD release concerts with Ariana Kim, Routes of Evanescence featuring American Women Composers

composer, violinist and mandolin player

 

Boulez at 80

featured violinist and mandolinist with ICE at National Sawdust, Brooklyn NYC

music of Piere Boulez, performance and recording

 

Music sin Fronteras, Mexico

Performance and social justice at the US/Mexican border wall in Tijuana

lead by Jennifer Curtis in collaboration with Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest

 

UC San Diego, Music of Rand Steiger

featured violinist with ICE

 

San Francisco Contemporary Players

guest violinist, chamber music 

 

Trust the Bus

Inaguaral trust the bus site specific performance, Culture Mill

Saxapawhaw, NC

 

Intersection Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Tennessee

concertmaster for select performances

 

Ojai Music Festival

featured violinist with ICE, collaborations with members of 

the Silk Road Ensemble

 

North Carolina Opera

Principal Second Violin for numerous performances

 

Live Connections, World Cafe, Philadelphia

Birds Eye Trio, featured composer, violinist and mandolinist

 

North Carolina Symphony, guest section violinist

 

Ella Bertram Band

numerous live performances, fiddle/arranger and producer

 

Benefit Concert, Eyes Ears Nose Paws,

Chapel Hill, NC

Jennifer Curtis and Friends

 

Newman Series, UNC-CH

music of Poland, violin soloist

 

Carol Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

numerous solo recitals

 

Cat’s Cradle, duo performance with Dexter Romweber

 

Johnny’s Gone Fishing, Thanksgiving Music

Jennifer Curtis and friends

 

Honeysuckle Tea House, fourth of July Musical celebration

Jennifer Curtis and friends

 

Durham Youth Orchestra festival, Baldwin Auditorium

faculty and soloist














 

2014

•Artist in Residence Cornell University, Americana Project; vioinist/mandolinist, composer

http://events.cornell.edu/event/cu_music_presents_jennifer_curtis

•Mozart Concerto in D Major with improvised cadenzas, Teatro Amazonas with Amazonas Filarmônica, Manaus Brazil, Ligeti trio for violin, horn and piano

•Brazil tour with ICE, performances and teaching at Universities

http://iceorg.org/events/event/ice-in-brazil-concerts-in-salvador-and-manaus#.VI_ryGTF-7o

•Art of Fugue, performed on period instruments at Duke University and Cat’s Cradle, NC

http://calendar.duke.edu/events/show?fq=id%3ACAL-8a0870ee-45b47841-0145-f230f0ff-00000f61demobedework%40mysite.edu

•Masterclass Series: An approach to Classical Repertoire through Harmony and Improvisation: San Francisco Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Duke University, Cornell University

•ICE at Disney Hall http://iceorg.org/events/event/minimalist-jukebox-ice-at-walt-disney-concert-hall#.VI_uK2TF-7o

•Ceremonial Magic, duos and trios with David Bowlin and Tyshawn Sorey

http://iceorg.org/events/event/icestorm-at-the-stone-jennifer-curtis-and-david-bowlin#.VI_upWTF-7o

•Rhade Rhade, Rites of Holi, performances with Vijay Iyer and ICE

Brooklyn Academy of Music, UCLA, The Oz in Nashville and Strathmore, MD

•Musica Sin Fronteras, self produced bi-national concert, Friendship park, Tijuana, Mexico

ICE at Da Camera, Houston, music of John Adams and more

http://www.dacamera.com/1314season/late_style_now:_adams_andriessen_reich

•Apophthegms, music for two violins, ICE at The Hideout, Chicago

•ICE at UCSD, the music of Rand Steiger

•ICE at Mostly Mozart, featured violinist

http://iceorg.org/events/event/mostly-mozart-festival-sofia-gubaidulina1#.VI_tlGTF-7o

http://mostlymozart.org/events/international-contemporary-ensemble-aug-21

•Performances with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, March, April, St. Paul, MN

•Faculty, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, June, Vermont

•Jennifer Curtis and friends present Chamber Music at Carol Woods, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schubert, Chapel Hill NC

•Music of Pauline Oliveros, ICE at Amherst College

•Overtone Series Volume One, (curator and producer, violinist, mandolin and vocals) collaboration with Claire Chase, Pauchi Sasaki and Roomful of Teeth, Chapel Hill NC, world premiere performed by all arists, written by Carla Kihlstedt, dedicated to Jennifer Curtis and commissioned by Claire Chase

https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/overtone-series-volume-one-featuring-roomful-of-teeth-with-claire-chase-jennifer-curtis-and-pauchi-sasaki/

•Featured violinist, Eco Ensemble concert at the Venice Music Biennale, 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, Italy

•Giving thanks through music- solo performances and community collaborations at the Won Buddhist temple and Johnny’s general store, Chapel Hill North Carolina

•At Holm at the Cradle, a memorial tribute concert, featured violinist and curator: Debussy String Quartet, Lou Harrison’s Philemon and Baukis for solo violin and gamelan, bluegrass, old time, folk and pop music of North Carolina with artists such as Mandolin Orange, Dexter Romweber and Chris Stamey, at the Cat’s Cradle of Carrboro NC

•Concert with Nyai Saraswati Gamelan ensemble of UNC-Chapel Hill,Philemon and Baukis for solo violin and Gamelan by Lou Harrison, at UNC-CH

•Chamber music of Schnitke and Dvorak, Poor Richard Concert Series, Philadelphia


 

2013

  • Featured soloist, violin and mandolin, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, NYC, August 17,18,19 and 20th with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), music of Pauline Oliveros, Nathan Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Phyllis Chen, Maria Stankova, Beethoven, Felipe Lara

  • World premiere of NY/Copenhagen, commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) for Jennifer Curtis, performed at Mostly Mozart with Tyshawn Sorey, composer/drummer

http://iceorg.org/digitice/detail/tyshawn-sorey-new-york-copenhagen-2013#.VI_x32TF-7o

  • World premiere of Archipelagos, duo for mandolin and toy piano, Mostly Mozart Festival, commissioned by ICE for Jennifer Curtis, performed with Phyllis Chen, compser/toy piano

  • Concert Artist Guild presents Jennifer Curtis in a solo show of  improvisation at Barbès in Brooklyn, NY, with guest artists Tyshawn Sorey, drums,  Efraín Rozas, latin american percussion, Michael Caterisano, Brazillian percussion and Gareth Flowers, trumpet

  • Carnegie Hall performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos, violin section

  • Library of Congress, performances with ICE and John Adams, including featured violinst for Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony and Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, guest solo violin/improviser and collaborator with DJ Spooky

Photography from the civil war multi-media presentation

  • US tour with the self-conducted East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), guest concertmaster and arranger for Henry Purcell, Fantasias for 4 voices

  • Tertulia concert series in NYC, Dvorak viola quintet with members of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and Ensemble ACJW

  • Featured Violinist, String Jam, presented by Mallarme Chamber Players, including Paganini Guitar Quartet, No. 8

  • Switchpoint Intra Health Production, featured violinist in collaboration with DJ Spooky for a multi-media performance, Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC

  • Solo concert to benefit the Won Buddhist temple of Chapel Hill, including Bach Ciaccona, original compositions, Vivaldi concerto for 2 mandolins with Jon Hill of Big Fat Gap Band

  • Featured violinist with ICE, ensemble in residence for New Music on the Point, a summer program for students of contemporary music 

  • Featured violinist with ICE, “MESH”, an interdisciplinary performance and residency at Mt. Tremper Arts 

http://iceorg.org/digitice/detail/icelab-presents-lisa-coons-and-the-troupe#.UqPSk2RDthQ

  • Bach Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, benefit concert for the Chapel Hill organization, Music for Children

  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, celebration concert for 50 years Chapel Hill NC Music Makers

  • Violin Concerto “Southern Comforts,” by Joel Puckettwith, Chapel Hill New Music Ensemble, UNC-CH. 

  • Carolina Performing Arts presents International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), with Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey, featured violinist for Ode to Butch Morris by Tyshawn Sorey, written for the performers, and Rhade Rhade by Vijar Iyer

  • Featured Violinist, UC Berkeley presented by Cal-Arts, ECO New Music ensemble, conducted by David Milnes

  • Featured violinist for ICE composer portrait, Julio Estrada, Miller Theater, Columbia Universtiy

  • Featured violinist and compositional assistant with ICE, Americas Society, CODEX I: dedicated to the music contained in Baltasar Martínez Compañón’s Trujillo del Perú en el siglo XVIII 

 

  • International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), featured violinist, ICElab with Maria Stankova, NYC

  • Ecstatic Music Festival, Merkin Hall, NYC, ICE; violinist, mandolinist and vocalist with Carla Kihlstedt

http://iceorg.org/digitice/detail/carla-kihlstedt-viii.-addressing-a-dream-2012#.VI_yI2TF-7o

  • ICE, featured violinist, mandolinist and vocalist, in collaboration with Carla Kihlstedt and Phyllis Chen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • Music from Copeland House, NYC, featured violinist; Bartok Contrasts, March and August concerts

  • Featured violinist with ICE, Atlas Performing Arts, Washington DC, music of Carla Kihlstedt

http://atlasarts.org/events/2011/07/new-music-international-contemporary-ensemble/

  • Forest Theater, Paperhand Puppet intervention musical guest, Bach concerto for violin and Oboe with Brent Wissick and an orchestra of friends, Vivaldi concerto for 3 violins with UNC students, and Csardas, arranged by jennifer curtis for violin with fiddle/accordian/banjo and bass

  • Music For Mimi Memorial Concert, Brahms violin concerto, Adagio, with an orchestra of friends from UNC, NC Symphony and NYC, collaborations with Katherine Whalen, founder of the Squirell Nut Zippers

 

2012

  • ICE, featured violinist; ICElab-Patricia Alessandrini, Baryshnakov Arts Center, NYC

  • ICE, featured violinist; ce qui arrive, with Olga Neuwirth, Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC

  • Featured violinist, percussionist and composer, El Festival de Artes Escénicas de Lima, Peru. Festival finale, four performances of the multi-disciplinary production, MURU, la fuerza inevitable.

  • Wien Modern festival for contemporary music, ICE, featured violinist, ce qui arrive, Olga Neuwirth, Vienna, Austria

  • ICE, featured violinist; ICElab premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC, multi-disciplinary performance with Lisa Coons and The Troupe

  • Featured violinist with John Adams and ICE, Stravinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat, Weill Hall, Green Center, Sonoma, CA

  • Mostly Mozart Festival, ICE, featured violinist

  • Featured violinist, percussionist and composer, MURU, la fuerza inevitable, Theatre Municipal, Lima, Peru, including world premiere of original composition: Kapalabhati, mini-concerto for violin, chamber orchestra and cajón

  • ECO, Berkeley New Music Project’s Cal Performances sponsored ensemble, featured violinist

  • JENFEST- 3 weeks of solo concerts including Mozart Concerti, original compositions and premieres, chamber music, premieres of new works and collaborations with local musicians of North Carolina, traversing styles from Classical, country, Latin American, west African, Rockabilly and more

  • Violin Solo concerts in Lima, Peru, at Conservatorio Nacional de Música, 

  • Concerto performances with Red Nacional de Orquestas, Lima, Peru

  • Featured violinist for original composition, Kapalabhati with The Knights Chamber Orchestra, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h-fTqAUG2Q

  • Solo recital at UNC-CH, including Kapalabhati

  • Solo recital; Stradivarius House Concerts, including Bach, Enescu and original compositions performed on a 1722 Antonio Stradivarius

  • Hollywood, Albert Knobbs Sountrack release party, featured violinist with Sindead O’Conner and Bryan Byrne

  • Solo recital; Land and Sea Productions, The SUN, Berkeley Museum of Art

 

2011

  • Featured Violinist for ICE, Chicago Museum of Art, Music of Nathan Davis

  • Performances with Anthony Marwood, Nicholas Mann, Bonnie Hampton and Seth Knopp at the Yellow Barn Music Festival

  • ICE, featured violinist; Du Yun: Angel’s Bone, The Mann Center for Performing Arts Main Stage, Philadelphia, PA

  • Astral Artists, featured violinist concert series: "Baroque Plus Concert," Philadelphia

  • Solo recital, Astral Artists Community Classics, Philadelphia, Repertoire: Brahms Sonata in G Major, Bach Ciaccona, George Enescu, Airs in Romanian Folk Style, Jennifer Curtis: Cave Paintings for Violin Solo

  • Carnegie Hall Presents; Ikarus Chamber Players,  Brooklyn, NY

  • ICE at Iceland Airwaves Festival at Reykjavik Concert Hall, Iceland, String Quartet; Steve Reich, Different Trains

  • Festival International de Musica Classica Contemporanea in Lima, Peru, featured violinist and composer, Repertoire: World premiere of Perfil de Sortilegio by Cesar Cano, dedicated to Jennifer Curtis, Ochoa Guevara: Huayno por violin solo, George Enescu: Airs in Romanian Folk Style, Jennifer Curtis: Death Valley, Improvisations for 2 violins, mandolin and voice.

  • Solo recital University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Repertoire: Death Valley for violin and pre-recorded violin by Jennifer Curtis, J.S. Bach: Ciaccona, George Enescu: Airs in Romanian Folkstyle 

  • Performances at the Yellow Barn Music Festival with Anthony Marwood, Tessa Lark, Nicholas Mann, Bonnie Hampton

  • ICE at Chicago Museum of Art, featured violinist; Music of Xenakis, John Cage and Pauline Oliveros

  • Solo recital in Minneapolis, Luthern MidEast Development, music of Brahms, Enescu and Curtis

  • ICE at Le Poisson Rouge, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, music of Nathan Davis and Dai Fujikora; featured violinist and mandolinist

  • Tully Scope Festival; ICE, featured violinist

  • ICE, featured violinist; Mario Davidovsky portrait, Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York

  • Ikarus Chamber Players; Music and Literature at Tarisio Auction House, NYC

 

2010

  • ICE; featured violinist; Center Festival Varèse (R)evolution,  Alice Tully Hall

  • Darmstadt Festival, ICE, featured violinist

  • ICE, Roots and Return concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, ICE (artists in residence at MCA)

  • ICE, Composer Portraits at Miller Theater in New York City.

  • Brasov International Music Festival, Romania; featured soloist and chamber musician, performing in honor of George Enescu

  • Barge Music, NYC, featured violinist with Enescu Chamber Players and Don Weilerstein

  • Juilliard School, NYC, featured violinist with Enescu Chamber Players and Don Weilerstein

  • Solo recital; Stradivarius House Concert, Bordeaux, France

  • Música a Gosto Festival, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, featured soloist; violin and mandolin

  • Music of George Enescu, Yale University, faculty recital, soloist and chamber musician

  • ICE at Le Poisson Rouge, Music for Darmsadt, featured violinist

  • Solo recitals, Astral Artists, Philadelphia

  • Violin duo recital with Dave Bowlin, The Tank, NYC

  • ICE with Matthius Pintscher; Le  Poisson Rouge, NYC

  • Ikarus Chamber Players;University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

 

2009

  • Solo recital in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall presented by Artists International Presentations, including Paul Desenne's Concerto for Violin and strings; Two Seasons, with George Stelluto, conductor

  • Mark Morris Dance Group, Featured soloist for Lou Harrison’s Grand duo Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY         

  • ICE, Brooklyn Academy of Music, collaboration with DJ Spooky 

  • Festival International de Musica Classica Contemporanea in Lima, Peru, featured soloist and composer with Tres Americas Ensemble

  • Tres Americas Ensemble, solo and chamber works in Lima and Iquitos, Peru

  • Featured artist at Brooklyn Philharmonic's Nuevo Latino Festival, appearing as soloist and curator for an evening with Tres Americas Ensemble, Galapagos Art Space, NYC

  •  Philadelphia Brahms Festival, Astral Artists, featured violinist

  • Featured violinist Darius Milhaud Concert, Mills College; Stravinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat   

  • ICE, featured violinist composer portrait Xenakis, Miller Theater, Columbia University, NYC

  • Mostly Mozart Festival, ICE, featured violinist

  • ICE, featured violinist; Xenakis portrait, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • Musica Nova Helsinki,  Finland; ICE, featured violinist

  • ICE, Gardner Museum, Boston, featured violinist; composer portrait; Xenakis 

 

2008

  • Concerto performance with Symphony in C, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia: Ravel's Tzigane with Rossen Milanov, conductor

  • Concerto performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall, Modern Music of Latin America Series: Paul Desenne's Two Seasons, with Susan Klebanow, conductor

  • Presented in Philadelphia by Astral Artists in Legends of the Violin, performing Bach's C Major Sonata, E Major Partita and Ysaÿe's Sonata No.1

  • Philadelphia recital debut presented by Astral Artists

  • Solo recital, Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, New York City

  • Performances with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Luminato Festival, Toronto

  • New York Premiere, Enescu works for solo violin

  • Chamber Music Recording for Claire Chase solo CD, Aliento

 

2007

  • Solo recital Philadelphia Academy of Music presented by Astral Artists

  • Concerto performance of Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Caracas, Venezuela

  • Solo recital during ICEFEST in Chicago presented by ICE

  • Featured soloist and chamber musician Musique de Chambre a Giverny, France

  • Featured soloist, Mark Morris Dance Group, The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, NY

  • Guest 1st violinist, Vega Quartet, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • Chamber Music performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Mendelssohn Quartet, Yellow Barn Music Festival, MA and VT

  • Appearances as first violinist with the Vega String Quartet at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, FL

 

2006

  • Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Recital Hall presented by Artists International Presentations  

  • Debut as soloist in Memorial Hall, UNC-CH performing Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano with pianist Jane Hawkins

  • National tour performing Bartok's Fourth String Quartet and Schumann's Piano Quintet with the Mark Morris Dance Group              

  • Quartet performance with Béla Quartet, Newman Concert Series, UNC-CH

  • Chamber Music performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Mendelssohn Quartet, Yellow Barn Music Festival, MA and VT

 

2005

  • Featured soloist and chamber musician at the Ikholm Festival of Contemporary Music in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with the new music group, Continuum

  • Chamber Music performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Mendelssohn Quartet, Yellow Barn Music Festival, MA and VT

  • National tour performing Bartok's Fourth String Quartet and Schumann's Piano Quintet with the Mark Morris Dance Group  

 

2004

  • Debut as soloist in Alice Tully Hall, NYC: Performing Dutilleux's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, l'Arbre des Songes, with the Juilliard Orchestra and James Judd, conductor

  • Residency with J Quartet,  Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Italy: multiple performances including my original composition for Mandolin and String Trio

  • Residency with J Quartet, UNC-CH Chamber Music Workshop: repertoire including my original composition for mandolin and string trio

  • Participant in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar with J Quartet

  • Performances with J Quartet in Alice Tully Hall, New York




 

2003

  • Featured soloist, Lou Harrison's Concerto in Slendro for solo violin, percussion, celleste and tack pianos, FOCUS! FESTIVAL, New Juilliard Ensemble and Joel Sachs, conductor




 

NON CLASSICAL EXPERIENCE:

World Music, Folk, Improvisation, Latin American, multi instrumental, etc

 

Current: Solo improviser, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion, vocals

Composer, Duo with Dexter Romweber; Collaborations with Pauchi Sasaki; Tres Americas Ensemble (founder/artistic director), a project dedicated to the traditional, folk/pop/sacred musical traditions of North, Central and South America; guest fiddler for Big Fat Gap Band, duo with Ella Bertram

 

2013

  • Concert Artist Guild presents Jennifer Curtis in a solo show of mostly improvisation at Barbès in Brooklyn, NY, with guest artists Tyshawn Sorey, drums,  Efraín Rozas, latin american percussion, Michael Caterisano Brazillian percussion and Gareth Flowers, Trumpet

  • Guest solo violin/improviser and collaborator with DJ Spooky and Inyang Bassey (Moby)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography from the civil war multi-media presentation

  • Collaborative duo with Dexter Romweber, guitarist/vocalist, inclduding arrangements of Dexter’s originals and a variety from Chopin to Stéphane Grappelli

  • Bows for Beers, Monthly Chamber music series at local Carrboro brewery, Steel String

  • Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Forest Theater Chapel Hill, country fiddle with Ella Bertram 

  • Multiple appearances with Ella Bertram and her country band, Haw River Ballroom, The Arts Center’s Fair Trade music series, The Kraken, Local 506, Johnny’s, Steel String

  • Collaboration with Andrew Marlen of Mandolin Orange

 

2012

  • Soloist and composer, Kapalabhati; mini concerto for violin, chamber orchestra and Cajón. Performances with The Knights Chamber Orchestra-US Tour, Red Nacional de Orquestas, Lima, Peru, Piedmont Youth Orchestra-Chapel Hill, NC, Music for Children-Chapel Hill, NC, UNC-CH Chamber Music players.

  • Featured violinist, percussionist and composer, El Festival de Artes Escénicas de Lima, Peru. Festival finale, four performances of the multi-disciplinary production, MURU, la fuerza inevitable. Lima, Peru

  • Featured violinist/percussionist with Pauchi Sasaki at Festival de Siete Mares, world music festival featuring Manu Chao, Lima, Peru

  • Concierto Shamanico, music performances and healing ceremonies with Tito la Rosa, Andean Shaman and sound healer. Peruvian tour.

  • Concierto Shamanico, music performances and healing ceremonies with Tito la Rosa, Andean Shaman and sound healer, Berkeley, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Marin and Lodi, California

  • Violin solo/duo recitals; pre-recorded and live improvisations, Nationwide tour as Solo violinist, composer, folk musician, teacher, musical advocate for social justice. Master classes, private lessons, musical diplomacy and cultural exchange in Istanbul, Van, and Ahtamar Island, Turkey

  • Music for Film; Collaboration with Lutheran MidEast Development, improvisation for social justice film, live on site in the Armenian Church (915-920) of Island Ahtamar, Van, Tukey

  • Rockabilly and blues with Dexter Romweber, various venues in North Carolina, including Local 506, Pour House, UNC-CH and private homes.

  • Rockabilly and Blues, Deep Set Quartet, various local venues North Carolina

  • Fiddle, mandolin and vocals with old time folk band The Ayr Mountaineers at Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival, Fair Trade Music series, Local 506, Haw River Ballroom, Carborro Farmers Market, The Kraken and other venues in North Carolina.

  • Fair Trade Music Series, Carrboro Arts Center, Ayr Mountaineers

  • Ayr Mountaineers, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Forest Theater, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Stradivarius House Concerts, duo with Dexter Romweber

  • Collaborations with Laura Inserra and Samavesha, non-profit performing arts organization that unites art, nature and community

 

2011

  • Guest violinist, PRIZE, San Francisco-based rock band, Hotel Utah

  • Encuentro Internacional de Curanderismo (International Shaman Conference), violinist and assistant to Tito la Rosa, Andean musical Shaman. Performances and ceremonies, Trujillo, Peru

  • Musical Shamanic ceremonies with Tito la Rosa and Amelia Curandera, Pucallpa, Peru, Amazon region

  • Latin-American Jazz performances in Lima, Peru

  • Recording project with Tito La Rosa and Amelia Curandera, in collaboration with Ayni Projects and Munay Farm.

  • Collaborations with Laura Inserra and Samavesha, non-profit performing arts organization that unites art, nature and community

  • Solo show of original compositions and improvisations at Numi tea house, Oakland, CA, presented by Samavesha

  • Violinist/composer in collaboration with Pauchi Sasaki and Integro Groupo de danza, Theatre Municipal, Lima, Peru

  • Stradivarius House Concerts, duo with Dexter Romweber

  • Albert Knobbs Sountrack release, NY and CA with Sindead O’Conner and Bryan Byrne

 

2010 and earlier

  • Peruvian tour with Tres Americas Project, teaching, performing recording, cultural exchange and collaborations with Paula Sasaki and Forest Concessions of the Peruvian Amazon, Lima, Iquitos, Amazon region, Peru

  • Spoleto Festival, Italy, featured folk musician and composer

  • Brooklyn Philharmonic presents Nuevo Latino festival, curator, performer/composer

  • Original Mandolin concerto with Música a Gosto Festival, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

  • Solo show, ICE at The Tank, original works for violin and mandolin

  • Performances of Lou Harrison’s Philemon and Baukis for Solo violin with Gamelon. Mills College, UC Berkeley, Oregon Gamelon Festival

  • Verbier Festival de Musique, featured folk musician/composer and performer

  • Percussionist, Strong Current Dance Company, San Francisco, CA

  • Musical Collaborations as composer/mandolinist/percussionist with Nicholas Kendall

  • Nigerian, Angolian, Afro-Cuban and other West African and Latin American percussion ensembles

  • Electric guitar player and arranger, KIMBUTE, Tanzanian band

  • Guest violinist with Mikey Mills and Steel, music from Trinidad

 

TEACHING AND OUTREACH


 

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Lecturer of Violin

  • Masterclasses: San Francisco Convservatory of Music, Cornell University, Oberlin Convservatory of Music, Duke University Music Department

  • Lecture performances at NC State Universtiy, The Whole Artist, an approach to a career in classical music that integrates music performances with diplmacy and the preservation of global musical traditions

  • Mastercalsses and private lessons throughtout Turkey: Başak Kültür ve Sanat Vakfı  Başak Culture and Arts Foundation, Ataşehir, İstanbul 

Yüzüncü Yıl Universitesi, Van

Van Kadın Sanatçılar Derneği  Van Women Artist's Association

  • Piedmont Youth Orchestra and Music for Children. Chamber music coaching and private lessons, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Faculty UNC Chamber Music Workshop, coaching, lecturing and recital, 2004-2014

  • Part time private Studio Chapel Hill, NC

  • Faculty, SCORE, music camp at UNC-CH

  • Violin practice coach, Berkeley, CA

  • Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Lima, Peru; Masterclasses and coaching

  • Masterclasses and private lessons, Istanbul and Van, Turkey

  • Guest lecturer/performer Emerson Waldorf School, North Carolina

  • International Contemporary Ensemble Residencies and teaching at Columbia University, New York University, Northwestern University, and Columbia College in Chicago.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chamber Music Workshop Faculty 

  • Part time private Studio, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Violin practice coach, Berkeley, CA

  • Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Lima, Peru; Masterclasses and coaching

  • Masterclass, UNC-CH

  • International Contemporary Ensemble Residencies and teaching at Columbia University, New York University, Northwestern University, and Columbia College in Chicago.

  • Astral Artists Classroom Classics Educational Outreach Program, Folk Music Woven into Classical Music. 

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chamber Music Workshop Faculty 

  • Resident artist/faculty with Cultures in Harmony for the Youth Orchestra Program of Mexico City. Rehearsal coach, lessons, masterclasses, concerts, cultural dialogue forums, workshops and recitals. Repertoire including my original composition for mandolin and strings.

  • International Contemporary Ensemble Residency: International Festival of Contemporary Music in Michoacan, Mexico: performances and workshops with young composers at El Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Mexico

  • International Contemporary Ensemble Residency: New York University, Columbia College (Chicago) Performances and coachings with composition students



 

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

 

2013

  • East Coast Chamber Orchestra Tour: Princeton University, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society at the Kimmel Center, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Champaign-Urbana and International Violin Competition of Indianapolis presents at the Palladium

  • Guest Concertmaster and arranger with East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Henry Purcell Fantasias for 4 voices

  • Assistant concertmaster, NOVUS NY, Trinity Church Concerts at One

  • Martha Graham Dance Company: Concertmaster, Appalachian Spring, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

  • Guest Concertmaster, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, program including Tchaikovsky serenade for strings and Webern 5 pieces for orchestra

  • Violin section (substitute), North Carolina Symphony

  • Concertmaster, Steven Anderson’s Isaiah at UNC-CH

  • ECO concertmaster, New Music Ensemble at UC Berkeley

  • Concertmaster Production of Amahl: One act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, Durham, NC

  • The Knights Chamber Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at Ravinia Festival, Highland Park IL, Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park

  • The Knights Chamber Orchestra: US Tour, Assistant Principal Second Violin

  • Ensemble Paralléle, assistant concertmaster

  • ICE, Debut recording of Son of Chamber Symphony by John Adams, conducted by John Adams, Nonesuch Records

  • A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra: Concertmaster/featured soloist, Jordan Hall, Gardner Museum (artists in residence), Boston, Merkin Hall, NYC

  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Substitute Associate Concertmaster and Assistant Principal Second Violin

  • Orchestra of St. Lukes, Substitute Violin, Carnegie Hall

  • Concertmaster, Música a Gosto Festival, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

  • Mostly Mozart Festival, ICE, Conducted by John Adams

  • Music of Aaron Jay Kernis, Reopening of Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, NYC. Assistant Concertmaster. Conductor, Aaron Jay Kernis

  • Performances with Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Principal Second Violin

  • Performances with Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Principal Second Violin

  • The Juilliard Orchestra: Assistant Concertmaster, European Tour with James DePriest, Conductor

  • The Juilliard Orchestra: Concertmaster, Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with Jahja Ling, Conductor

  • Featured by Juilliard as Concertmaster and Mandolinist for Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and La Rossignol


 

Recordings

 

upcoming:

 

Muisc of George Enescu

New Focus 2016

 

Jennifer Curtis Original Compositions

live at the Haw River Ballroom

2016

 

Jennifer Curtis and Tyshawn Sorey

Music for violin and percussion 

New Focus  2016


 

appears on:

 

Routes of Evanescence, American Women Composers

Ariana Kim, violin 

Jennifer Curtis, Mandolin/composer

2015

 

Aliento

Jason Eckardt: 16

New Focus Recordings, 2010

with ICE, flutist Claire Chase

 

Son of Chamber Symphony

John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony

Nonesuch Records, 2012

with ICE, conductor John Adams

 

Undersong

Jason Eckardt: Undersong, Aperture

Mode Records, 2011

with ICE, conductor Steve Schick, cellist Fred Sherry

 

Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (DVD/BluRay)

Vijay Iyer and Prashant Bhargava: Radhe Radhe

ECM

with ICE


 

Ella Bertram, Shiny and Brite

Fiddle, arrangments and production by Jennifer Curtis

2015

 

Tristan Murail: Winter Fragments 

Aeon 2007

with Argento Chamber Ensemble

 

JULIAN WACHNER: SYMPHONY NO. 1

Musica Omnia/Naxos International, 2014

with Novus New York

 

Anders Eliasson

Neos Music of Germany, 2009

with ARCOS chamber orchestra 

 

Copland and Aldridge Clarinet Concertos

Naxos American Classics 2010

with A far cry chamber orchestra 

 

Isaiah

Mormon Artist Group, CD and DVD, 2014

with Stephen Anderson

 

Popular and Traditional Music

 

Espacios y canales

CONCESIONES FORESTALES EN LA AMAZONÍA PERUANA 2010

Tres Americas Ensemble y Pauchi Sasaki

(violin/composition)

 

Soundtrack: The World Made Straight

violin improvisations and compositions

Myriad Pictures 2013, 2015

 

Scotland, Grace of the Wild

Capital Broadcasting Company 2013

with Bill Leslie

 

I am a river

Capital Broadcasting Company 2006

with Bill Leslie

 

Blueridge Reunion

Capital Broadcasting Company 2004

with Bill Leslie

 

Peaceful Journey: A Celebration of North Carolina

Greycliff 2008

with Bill Leslie

 

Asterisk:Four

The Optimist

QN5, inc. 2007

violin and string arrangements

 

On the Nature of Thingness

Nathan Davis: On the Nature of Thingness, Phyllis Chen: Glass Clouds, Chimers

recording complete, release anticipated Spring 2015

Starkland Records

with ICE, soprano Tony Arnold

Jennifer Curtis violin and mandolin

 

Rand Steiger and International Contemporary Ensemble

 

Curanderas y Canciones

Jennifer Curtis and Tito la Rosa

Shamanic Concierto

Ayni Projects Recordings

2016

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