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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Curtis Institute of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Curtis Institute of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Curtis Institute of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Curtis Institute of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Curtis Institute of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Curtis Institute of Music.

List features graduates like Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Curtis Institute of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Curtis Institute of Music alumni?”

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist
Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive ...more

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Samuel Barber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Composer
Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated ...more

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Ned Rorem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Diarist, Author, Composer
Ned Rorem is an American composer and diarist, best known and most praised for his song settings. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

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Gian Carlo Menotti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Opera composer, Librettist
Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas ...more

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George Szell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director
George Szell, originally György Széll, György Endre Szél, or Georg Szell, was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is widely considered one of the ...more

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Jennifer Higdon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Musician, Composer
Jennifer Higdon is an American composer of classical music. She has received many awards including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best ...more

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Marc Blitzstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Composer
Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, better known as Marc Blitzstein, was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, ...more

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Lang Lang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Actor
Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China.

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Daron Hagen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Theatre Director, Pianist
Daron Aric Hagen, is an American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, librettist, and stage director of contemporary classical music and opera.

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Lukas Foss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Pianist, Composer
Lukas Foss was an American composer, pianist, and conductor.

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Lara St. John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Lara St. John is a Canadian violinist.

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Alan Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director, Violinist
Alan Gilbert is an American conductor and violinist. He is currently the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, making his debut performance as the orchestra's music director on September ...more

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Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Hilary Hahn is an American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She ...more

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Gilles Apap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Musician, Fiddler, Violinist
Gilles Apap is a French classical violinist. Born in Bougie, Algeria, he was raised in Nice, France. In 1985 he won first prize in the contemporary music category at the Yehudi Menuhin ...more

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Joseph Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Violinist
Joseph Silverstein is an American violinist and conductor.

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Shuler Hensley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Actor, Singer
Shuler Paul Hensley is an American singer and actor.

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Jaime Laredo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director, Violist
Jaime Laredo is a violinist and conductor. Currently the conductor and Music Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, he began his musical career when he was five years old. In 1948 he came ...more

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David S. Sampson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Trumpeter, Composer
David Sampson is an American composer. He is uniquely acclaimed for the integrity of his music. Sampson’s work has been described as intensely honest and human, taking his audiences through rich ...more

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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Musician, Author, Music Director
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an American classical violinist and teacher.

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Scott St. John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Violist
Scott St. John is a Canadian violinist and violist. He is a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and on faculty at Stanford University, where he teaches violin and chamber music.

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Paavo Järvi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director
Paavo Järvi is an Estonian-born American conductor. Järvi was born in Tallinn, Estonia, to conductor Neeme Järvi and Liilia Järvi. His siblings, Kristjan Järvi and ...more

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Leila Josefowicz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Leila Bronia Josefowicz is an American-Canadian classical violinist.

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Jorge Bolet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Music pedagogue
Jorge Bolet was a Cuban-born American pianist and teacher.

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Juan Diego Flórez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Opera Singer, Actor
Juan Diego Flórez Salom is a Peruvian operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in bel canto operas. On June 4, 2007, he received his country's highest decoration, the Gran Cruz de ...more

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Gary Graffman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Curtis Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Music pedagogue, Teacher
Gary Graffman is an American classical pianist, teacher of piano and music administrator. Graffman was born in New York City to Russian-Jewish parents. Having started piano at age 3, Graffman ...more