Known for her “bold and dramatically characterized playing” (Dallas Morning News), “great artistic sense” and “tone that draws in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) Julietta Curenton has established herself as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Curenton’s keen interest in the intersection of the Classical, Jazz and Gospel genres won her the prestigious Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Career Advancement Award. Additional awards include Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France and prizes in the National Flute Association young artist competition, New York Flute Club young artist competition and Astral Artists’ national auditions.
Ms. Curenton has participated in music festivals spanning the globe including the Shanghai Contemporary Music Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Philadephia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Northwest, Dallas Chamber Music Society, Mostly Mozart Festival of Lincoln Center, among others.
Solo pursuits include commissioning female composers to write new, innovative and accessible works for the flute which have been featured on New York’s WQXR Young Artists Showcase and Philadelphia’s WRTI’s Performance Studio. Curenton’s highly anticipated debut album entitled “FOLK” is forthcoming the summer of 2020.
Curenton can also be heard on the groundbreaking Grammy nominated jazz album of Miguel Zenon entitled “Alma Adentro”, Esperanza Spalding’s Grammy Award winning album “Twelve Little Spells” and the Smithsonian Folkways “Praise The Lord” album among her musical family.