Concerts Costa Blanca is proud to present another outstanding concert

The third visit of "Curtis on Tour"
The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Curtis on Tour

Auditorium Teulada-Moraira
Saturday May 26, 2012 at 20:00 hrs.


Tickets: € 15


The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists to the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 160 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, Leila Josefowicz, Lang Lang, and Time for Three.

Programme: includes selected songs of Bernstein, Rachmaninov, Rossini, Bellini and Vaughan Williams. Mozart (Clarinet Quintet, K.581) and the premiere of a new piece "Plainsong" composed by Curtis graduate, Daniel Kellogg for clarinet, violin and cello.


Willy Hardee
96 574 9023 / 639 371 625
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Mary Heaviland
96 649 5441/ 646 155 341
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Tickets Available from:

  • Box Office Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00)
  • Ayuntamiento de Teulada (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00)
  • Espai La Senieta, Moraira (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00)
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Assistance with tickets will be offered by Willy Hardee and Mary Heaviland, who will be at the Espai La Senieta theatre on Tuesday 1st May, Friday 4th May, Tuesday 8th May, Friday 11th May, Friday 18th May, Tuesday 22nd May and Friday 25th May from 10:00 - 12:00.


Roberto Diaz A violist of international reputation holds the position of President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As a professor of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Diaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and will continue to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator. Mr. Diaz has appeared as an orchestral soloist and recitalist in major cities around the globe and has worked with many of the leading conductors of our time. He has collaborated with important composers including Krzysztof Penderecki and Edison Denisov. Roberto Diaz was principal violist of the National Symphony under Mstislav Rostropovich, a member of the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, and a member of the Minnesota Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. Mr. Diaz is a member of the Diaz Trio with violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Andres Diaz. His recording of transcriptions by William Primrose with pianist Robert Koenig (Naxos) was nominated for a 2006 Grammy. Mr. Diaz has played in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias with Krysztof Penderecki; the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona with James Judd, and the Bilbao Symphony with maestro Juanjo Mena.

Pamela Frank, a 1989 Curtis graduate, has performed regularly with today's most distinguished soloists and ensembles, including the orchestras of Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Baltimore, as well as the Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Israel Philharmonics. As a recitalist, she has performed in the major cities of the world. Her chamber music projects include performances with such artists as Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and her father, Claude Frank, and frequent appearances with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Musicians from Marlboro. With Claude Frank at the piano, she has recorded the complete Beethoven sonata cycle for Music Masters Classics and an all-Schubert disc. For Sony Classical Ms. Frank recorded the Chopin Piano Trio and Schubert Trout Quintet with Emanuel Ax and Yo Yo Ma. On Decca she has recorded all of the Mozart violin concertos, the Dvorak concerto, and, with Peter Serkin, the complete Brahms sonata cycle. In 1999 she was awarded a coveted Avery Fisher Prize. Ms. Frank joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.

Danish-born coach and accompanist Mikael Eliasen received his early training in Copenhagen, Montreal, and Vienna. He has collaborated with numerous singers in recital worldwide, including Robert Merrill, Tom Krause, John Shirley-Quirk, Elly Ameling, Edith Mathis, Florence Quivar, Mira Zakai, Sarah Walker, Joan Patenaude-Yarneli and Curtis alumni Theodor Uppman, Michael Schade, and Rinat Shaham. He has recorded for Albany Records, CBC, Hilversum Radio, Polish State Radio, Kol Israel, Irish Radio and Television, London Records, MHS, and Supraphon. Mr. Eiiasen has given master classes at Aix-en-Provence, the Shanghai Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Jerusalem Music Center, and National Opera of Prague. He has a long association with the young-artist programs at the Royal Danish Opera and the Opera Studio of Amsterdam. In the United States, he works regularly at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Eliasen was music director of the San Francisco Opera Center from 1994 to 1996 and artistic director of the European Center for Opera and Vocal Art in Belgium from 1984 to 1994. For twenty years he has taught at Chautauqua's Voice Program during the summer. Mr. Eliasen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1986 and became the head of the department in 1988.

Born in Chicago, cellist Gabriel Cabezas commenced his musical studies at age four. He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009 and studies with Carter Brey, principal cello of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Cabezas has performed as a guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Nashville Symphony, and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, among others. A zealous chamber musician, he has performed with Bela Fleck in From the Top at Carnegie Hall and with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at the Sphinx Gala Concert, also at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Cabezas was the first prize laureate of the Senior Division of the 2012 Sphinx Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, gold medal in the Junior Division of the Fischoff Chamber Music National Competition, and the María Isabel Prieto Award at the Fifth Carlos Prieto International Violoncello Competition for his "extraordinary talent and magnificent performances." Prior to entering Curtis, he studied under the tutelage of Hans Jorgen Jensen of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago.

Stanislav Chernyshev, from St. Petersburg, Russia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009 and studies with Donald Montanaro, former associate principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Chernyshev, a frequent soloist in St. Petersburg, has performed at the Beloselski-Belozerski palace and Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. In 2010 Mr. Chernyshev performed with the Baltic Youth Philharmonic, under the direction of Kristjan Järvi. As first clarinet, Mr. Chernyshev toured with the G. V. Sviridov School of Arts' wind ensemble to Finland, France, and Spain. He made several trips to Germany and Switzerland, giving solo and ensemble concerts, and he participated in an ensemble competition with his trio in Lithuania. Mr. Chernyshev began his musical studies on the piano at age seven and added the clarinet a year later. He has studied with L. I. Tikachinsky at the G. V. Sviridov School of Arts and N. N. Kirjuhin at the Advanced Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

Zoë Martin-Doike from Honolulu entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008 and studies with renowned violinist Pamela Frank. Ms. Martin-Doike began studying violin at age six in her native Hawaii. Since then she has performed as a soloist with the Richardson Symphony, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Pops Orchestra, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Martin-Doike performed on NPR's From the Top and Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. She won first place in the 2009 Lennox International Young Artists Competition and first place in the MTNA senior string competition. Ms. Martin-Doike has been a member of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, University of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra (Bloomington, Ind.), and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Side-By-Side program. She has participated in the Indiana University String Academy, Innsbrook Institute, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. She performed on the Indiana University Summer Music Festival concert series with Yael Weiss, Mark Kaplan, Clancy Newman, Atar Arad, and Peter Lloyd. She participated in a master class with Leonidas Kavakos. Prior to entering Curtis, she studied violin with Hiroko Primrose, Joan Martin-Doike, James Stanford, and Mimi Zweig.

Tenor Joshua Stewart, a native of New Orleans, studies in the opera program at the Curtis Institute of Music with Fred Carama, adjunct faculty. He graduated from the voice program with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2009. His credits for the Curtis Opera Theatre include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva), Antony and Cleopatra (Caesar, Messenger), La sonnambula (Chorus), The Rake's Progress (Tom Rakewell), Il viaggio a Reims (Conte di Libenskof), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Le nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio, Don Curzio), Postcard from Morocco (Man with Old Luggage), Trouble in Tahiti (Jazz Trio), and The Magic Flute (Monostatos). Mr. Stewart performed as a soloist at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia for the 2007 Liberty Medal presentation and, in 2008, a presidential primary debate between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In 2009 he performed on a ten-city European cruise with the Marilyn Horne Foundation. He sang the role of Wilhelm Meister in Ambroise Thomas's Mignon during his third summer at Music Academy of the West in 2009. He has also performed roles for Centro Studi Lirica in Italy, Intermezzo Young Artist Development Program, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. At Curtis Mr. Stewart has participated in master classes with Thomas Allen, Marilyn Horne, William Bolcom, and Joan Morris. Among the numerous awards he has received are encouragement awards from Opera Index, Inc., and the Marilyn Horne Foundation.