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A Curtis presence at the Van Cliburn

To the extent that you put stock in competitions, it might be interesting to know that of the 30 competitors recently announced for the 14th Van Cliburn International Competition, five are graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music.

A Curtis presence at the Van Cliburn

To the extent that you put stock in competitions, it might be interesting to know that of the 30 competitors recently announced for the 14th Van Cliburn International Competition, five are graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music.

They are (with Curtis graduation dates):

Sara Daneshpour, United States (2007); Ruoyu Huang, China (2012); Claire Huangci, United States (2007); YouYou Zhang, United States (2005); and Eric Zuber, United States (2007).

Daneshpour (pictured) is also an Astral Artist.

The competition runs May 24-June 9, 2013 in Fort Worth.

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.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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