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Winner of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia's Career Advancement Award in 2012, flutist Julietta Curenton also captured the Premier Prix at the International Chamber Music Competition in Arles, France (along with harpist Bridget Kibbey) and has won young artist competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association, New York Flute Club, Friday Morning Music Club, and the Mid-Atlantic Flute Club. She is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions and has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Kennedy Center Institute Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, U.S. Army Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony, and the Fairfax Band, and with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Other recent highlights include her concerto debut with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and appearances on Astral’s series as concerto soloist with Symphony in C and in a concert featuring a world-premiere work by her mother, Evelyn Simpson-Curenton. Julietta Curenton is a member of Duo Rhone, with harpist Bridget Kibbey. The Duo has performed at the World Harp Congress of Geneva, Switzerland, the Journée de la Harpe festival held in Arles, France, and Italy’s Spoleto Music Festival. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Curenton makes frequent appearances with both the Virginia and Richmond symphonies. She has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra of Breckenridge and at the Tanglewood Institute. With a keen interest in a wide array of musical genres, particularly Blues, Jazz, Spirituals, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul, Ms. Curenton is an avid proponent of bringing Gospel and Spirituals to the classical concert stage and seeks and commissions works in these genres to add to the classical flute repertoire. In addition to maintaining an active solo, orchestral, and chamber music schedule, Julietta Curenton is also a music educator who has worked with students throughout the Washington, D.C. and New York Metropolitan areas. She recently completed a fellowship with The Academy — a ground-breaking educational program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute (Ensemble ACJW). She appeared in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall with Ensemble ACJW in September 2012. Ms. Curenton received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Jeanne Baxstresser and Carol Wincenc. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, under Peter Lloyd.