Julie Kurtzman, violin
Juliet Kurtzman began playing the violin at age 7, and was quickly discovered as a child prodigy. At the age of ten, she began winning competitions, and soloing with orchestras such as the Houston and Dallas Symphonies. Throughout her youth, she performed extensively throughout the US in solo recitals and with orchestras. At age 17, she began her studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, with Jascha Brodsky. Shortly after, she made her Carnegie Hall debut.
After graduating from Curtis, Juliet moved to Europe, where she performed and taught throughout Spain and Switzerland. For 8 years, she was first violin in the Luzern Symphony Orchestra, and played regularly with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Currently, Juliet resides in NYC, where she is on the faculty at the Lucy Moses School, the Special Music School and at 92nd Street Y. She also has a variety of private students of different ages and levels, going from beginners to advanced, some of whom have won competitions and performed with professional orchestras in New York City.
Aside from the classical music where she specializes, Juliet has begun diversifying styles and genres of music in her violin playing. She has created a trio of mixed styles music, called Libertrio, alongside Santi Debriano (bass) and Helio Alves (piano).
Libetrio is now a trio that has been performing in different venues in New York. Their musical program mainly encompasses Brazilian and Argentinian music and composers. In an attempt to expand their geographical horizon, Libertrio were recently invited to perform at the Governor's palace in Gibraltar.
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