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.