Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Birthday for Curtis Institute icon

Curtis Institute of Music piano teacher Eleanor Sokoloff turns 97 today. Sokoloff arrived at the school eight decades ago, and has been a member of the faculty for 75 years. Appropriate ways to celebrate might include carving up a dark-chocolate cake, buying a new leopard-skin hat, or running through the 48 piano exercises known as "Little Pischna."

Birthday for Curtis Institute icon

Curtis Institute of Music piano teacher Eleanor Sokoloff turns 97 today. Sokoloff arrived at the school eight decades ago, and has been a member of the faculty for 75 years. Appropriate ways to celebrate might include carving up a dark-chocolate cake, buying a new leopard-skin hat, or running through the 48 piano exercises known as "Little Pischna."

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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