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Santiago Del Curto, a fifteen-year old clarinetist, has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the Festival de Musica dos Capuchos in Portugal, the Stowe Tango Music Festival, Aston Magna Music Festival, Caramoor Music Festival, Salida Aspen Concerts, Blue Note and the National Theater Concert Hall in Taiwan. His solo engagements include concerts with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra.

Santiago's recent hightlights include a solo performance of Florence Price's Adoration with The Philadelphia Orchestra, a broadcast with pianist Peter Dugan on National Public Radio's From the Top as a 2023 Learning and Media Lab Fellow, a solo performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto as a 2022 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition Winner and performances at New World Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall as a member of NYO2.

After hearing Santiago's kindergarten concert, the latin jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera has written a piece for him called Blues for Santi. Since then, Santiago has performed with Mr. D'Rivera at the Montclair Jazz Festival, at the Martina Arroyo Foundation Gala and at the Blue Note in New York City. He also was featured on the Vandoren's Youtube video with Mr D'Rivera .

Santiago's live performance from Aspen Music Festival has been aired multiple times throughout the United States on a Peabody Award-winning classical music radio program, Performance Today. As an eight-year old, he recorded on a recording of Piazzolla's Oblivion on the award-winning album Live at the 2016 Stowe Tango Music Festival.

In 2020 and 2021, Santiago has participated in the Clarinet Maestro Festival where he studied with Yehuda Gilad, Afendi Yusuf, Eric Abramovitz and other faculty. He also had masterclasses with Stephen Williamson, Anthony McGill and Ricardo Morales.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Santiago started composing electronic music under the artist name 27 Diamond. His compositions have thousands of streams on Spotify and other online music streaming platforms.

Santiago was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is studying clarinet with Pavel Vinnitsky at the Special Music School in New York City. His former teachers are Katherine Cooke and Liam Burke.


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Vandoren Showroom in NYC with Paquito D'Rivera, mommy and papi performing Blues for Santi by Paquito D'Rivera

Mozart Clarinet Concerto
2022 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition Winners Concert at Merkin Hall

My First Performance on Clarinet in Kindergarden playing Serenade by Toselli

Libertango with Mom and Dad

Peace be with you - Sholem-alekhem - Bela Kovacs

Performance of Paris to Cannes at 2019 Stowe Tango Music Festival


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