Charles Curtis


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  • Princeton University and University of California San Diego, Musician and _Professor

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  • ISEA2010

    Charles Curtis: Charles Curtis’ vast range of solo repertoire for cello comprises pieces which were especially written for him by the most important composers of electronic music. These include works by La Monte Young, Alvin Lucier, Éliane Radigue and Alison Knowles as well as rare compositions by Terry Jennings and Richard Maxfield. He played Éliane Radigue’s piece Naldjorlak for cello all around the globe. As part of Radigues new trilogy Naldjorlak I, II, III, it premiered last October in the Auditorium of the Musée du Louvre. Curtis taught at Princeton University and was solo cellist of NDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburg for eleven years. Currently, he works as cellist professor for Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego. He performs worldwide and was invited to the museum Guggenheim, New York, the CAPC Bordeaux, the gallery Renos Xipas in Paris and to MaerzMusik Festival, Berlin as well as to many other places. He is the artistic director of the chamber music ensemble Camera Lucida.


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  • US

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