Yuju Wang and Gary Graffman (Photo by Jon Guenther)
Bob Rinaldi and Gabrielle Rinaldi, Jacobs Music Company; Jon Guenther, chief piano technician, Curtis Institute; Yuju Wang and Gary Graffman
The Curtis Institute of Music (Moskow photo)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” – Albert Einstein No better words could define the impact of Gary Graffman on the life and career of Yuja Wang, illustrious 2008 alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music where Graffman took her under his wing. STEINWAY REKINDLES A LIFELONG BOND FORGED AT CURTIS INSTITUTE “He has been my teacher, mentor and friend for the second half of my life, guiding me personally and professionally through the warmth in his heart. He has made me a better human, not just a better musician,” she says. For the occasion of Graffman’s 90th birthday, student and teacher reunited at the Steinway factory in December 2018 to select Model D 610082 and celebrate his continuing legacy. The Curtis Institute has been an All Steinway school since its founding in 1924.
"IT IS THE SUPREME ART OF THE TEACHER TO AWAKEN JOY IN CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND KNOWLEDGE” - ALBERT EINSTEIN