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Curtins to perform in Bellefonte’s Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Series

PHOTO PROVIDED David and Hyun Ju Curtin will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bellefonte on Sunday, Nov. 10.

BELLEFONTE — David and Hyun Ju Curtin, concert pianists, will appear as part of the Bellefonte Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m.

Their program includes Mozart 4 hands Sonata K.381, Schubert Grand Rondeau Op. 107 and Brahams Hungarian Dances WoO 1.

The married couple has performed together at historic Steinway Hall in New York City.

Locally, with their sons, Brian on violin and Ben on piano, they perform annually at Trinity as part of the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Concerts at Tromotu series.

Dr. David Curtin has served on the faculty of Lock Haven University since 2004, and has performed throughout the U.S. as well as Mexico, the UK, Ireland, Korea and China.

He holds a Doctor of Musical degree in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with James Tocco. His previous studies were with Lee Luvisi at the University of Louisville and Robert Jordan at SUNY Fredonia.

Hyun Ju Curtin earned her Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff. She has performed concerti, chamber music and solo recitals throughout the United STates and in her native Korea.

An avid chamber musician, she was a founding member of the Escalante Piano Trio and has served on the faculty of Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Changwon University and Busan Performing Arts School in Korea. She has performed concerti with Changwon Philharmonic Mokpo Symphony Orchestra and Masan Symphony Orchestra. She serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, with which she appeared as soloist in Beethoven’s Piano concerto no. 5.

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