Chamber musician, recitalist, and proponent of 20th-century music Curtis Macomber, of New Bedford, Mass., has been a faculty member since 1998. His bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are from Juilliard, where he studied with Joseph Fuchs.
Macomber has performed in hundreds of premieres, commissions, and first recordings of solo violin and chamber works by Carter, Davidovsky, Perle, Wuorinen, and Mackey, among others. As member of the New World String Quartet from 1982-93, he performed in virtually all the important concert series in the U.S. and abroad. He is a violinist with Speculum Musicae and Da Capo Chamber Players, and is a founding member of the Apollo Trio. Macomber’s recordings include a solo album, Casting Ecstatic, on CRI; the complete Grieg Sonatas on Arabesque; an all-Steve Mackey disc, Interior Design; and the complete Brahms Sonatas, both on Bridge. He has also recorded for Koch International. Macomber is a winner of Loeb and Naumburg awards. He is a violin faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and has also taught at the Tanglewood, Taos, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals.