Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 3:00 pm to enjoy a performance of vocal music featuring soprano Sarah Fleiss and pianist Ting Ting Wong.
Ms. Fleiss appears by special arrangement with Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.
The program will be announced soon.
About the Artists
American soprano Sarah Fleiss is in her fourth year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. This season, she will sing Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante under the baton of David Stern and with the Tempesta di Mare orchestra. She is currently on tour with Eric Owens and members of the Curtis Opera Theater, singing the Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Op. 65, among other art song and operatic repertoire. In 2023, she will premiere In the Fields, a song cycle written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León and is set to perform in a recital along with one of the world’s most sought-after collaborative pianists, Warren Jones.
Sarah was recently named the 1st Prize winner of the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship by the National Society of Arts and Letters. She has received scholarships from the George London Foundation and Voce di Meche, an encouragement award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, as well as been named a finalist in the Camile Coloratura, Opera Grand Rapids, and Orpheus Vocal Competitions.
Prior to Curtis, Sarah attended Columbia University, and the Juilliard- Exchange program. At Columbia, she sang Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Columbia New Opera Workshop, and narrated Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat. She also performed around New York in musical theater and cabaret-style performances.
Ting Ting Wong
Collaborative pianist Ting Ting Wong is a vocal coach and accompanist in the Philadelphia area. She made her debut as a collaborative pianist at the Kennedy Center in 2016 and performed with IlluminArts in Miami in April 2019.
Ms. Wong is currently a staff accompanist for the Academy of Vocal Arts; accompanist for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Jefferson University Singers (East Falls Campus), and the Philadelphia Voices of Pride; and director of music at Newtown Square Presbyterian Church and the Union League Voices. She joined the adjunct faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2019.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ms. Wong holds a master’s degree in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where she also earned a piano pedagogy certificate; and a master’s degree in piano accompanying and coaching from Temple University, where she studied with Lambert Orkis and Charles Abramovic.
The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. One of the most selective schools in the United States, Curtis accepts four percent of applicants each year on average, and a tuition-free policy ensures that talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission.
With a small student body of about 175, Curtis ensures that each young musician receives an education of unparalleled quality, distinguished by a “learn by doing” philosophy and personalized attention from a faculty that includes a high proportion of actively performing musicians.
Curtis students hone their craft through than 200 orchestra, opera, and solo and chamber music offerings each year and programs that bring arts access and education to the community. This real-world training allows these extraordinary young musicians to join the front rank of performers, composers, conductors, and musical leaders, making a profound impact on music onstage and in their communities.
Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, musicians offer master classes, interactive programs, and community engagement activities while on tour.
In addition to national and international tours, Curtis on Tour manages professional performance engagements for Curtis students and recent graduates, providing emerging artists with the matchless experience of appearing with leading ensembles and presenting organizations.