Santiago Del Curto, a ten–year-old clarinetist, has received standing ovations for his impressive performances at the Aspen Music Festival, the Stowe Tango Music Festival, Aston Magna Music Festival, the Salida Aspen Concerts, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
Latin jazz legend, clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera has written a piece for Santiago called "Blues for Santi" after hearing his performance at the kindergarten concert. Since then, Santiago has performed with Mr. D'Rivera and his quintet at the Montclair Jazz Festival and at the Martina Arroyo Foundation Gala as well as being featured with him on the Vandoren's Commercial.
In 2015, he has participated in a master class by the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, Anthony McGill, and was invited to perform at the opening of the Kaufman Music Center Gala with Pablo Ziegler, the foremost tango pianist and composer.
Santiago began studying the clarinet in kindergarten at the Special Music School with Katherine Cooke and currently he is studying with Liam Burke. He loves animals, cars and trains, swimming, and all things British.
Come and see my performances!
Vandoren Showroom in NYC with Paquito D'Rivera, mommy and papi performing Blues for Santi by Paquito D'Rivera
Performing Ain't misbehavin' with Gustavo Casenave
My First Performance on Clarinet in Kindergarden playing Serenade by Toselli
First Grade Concert performing Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure
Performance at 2015 Montclair Jazz Festival with Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
Second Grade Concert performing the first movement of Sonate by Camille Saint–Saens
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