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10.30.14
Colin Currie
A Classic and a Premiere in an Evening of Reich
The New York Times
06.12.14
Colin Currie
Season 14/15 defined by Artistic Residencies in London and Rotterdam and a brace of high profile premieres
Colin Currie's Blog
03.24.13
Colin Currie, Philadelphia Orchestra
Delightfully nasty P.S. to Wagner's Ring cycle
Philadelphia Inquirer
02.05.13
Colin Currie
Colin Currie makes spectacular local debut
News OK
06.11.12
Colin Currie
New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Financial Times
06.10.12
Colin Currie
Poems in Four Voices, a Concerto in Two
The New York Times
05.16.12
Colin Currie
Review: NACO's penultimate program of season lives up to expectations
Ottawa Citizen
05.10.12
Colin Currie
Review: Green Umbrella's percussion bash, gripping 'Recital 1'
Los Angeles Times
03.31.12
Marin Alsop, Colin Currie
Review: Buoyant Baltimore Symphony bedazzles a Berkeley crowd
San Jose Mercury News
03.29.12
Marin Alsop, Colin Currie
Music review: The Baltimore Symphony at Segerstrom Concert Hall
Los Angeles Times
03.29.12
Marin Alsop, Colin Currie
Alsop, Baltimore Symphony shine in O.C.
Orange County Register
03.23.12
Marin Alsop, Colin Currie
Music: BSO performs Higdon, Tchaikovsky works
Washington Post
03.23.12
Marin Alsop, Colin Currie
At the BSO: Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto is a smash
Baltimore Sun
04.01.11
Miro Quartet & Colin Currie , Miro Quartet , Colin Currie
Music review: Colin Currie and the Miro Quartet at the Terrace Theater
The Washington Post
03.19.11
Robert Spano, Colin Currie
ISO's 'Incantations' evokes Arctic shamans
Indianapolis Star
07.27.10
Colin Currie
Unexpected adventures with noise from Thierry Fischer
London Evening Standard
07.27.10
Colin Currie
Prom 13: BBC National Orchestra of Wales/ Currie/Fischer, Royal Albert Hall
The Independent (UK)
07.27.10
Colin Currie
PROMS 2010 BBC NOW/Fischer
The Guardian (UK)
05.23.10
Colin Currie
Albany Symphony Orchestra @ EMPAC
Times Union
04.09.10
Donald Runnicles, Sarah Chang, Colin Currie
Grand Teton Music Festival 2010
21C Media Group
04.09.10
Colin Currie
Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes electric debut with Baltimore Symphony
Baltimore Sun
03.20.10
Colin Currie
'Fiery Percussion' and high passion mark SSO concert
Syracuse.com
03.01.10
Colin Currie
An Interview with Colin Currie
Percussive Notes
02.18.10
Colin Currie
Drumming at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1
Times Online (U.K.)
02.05.10
Colin Currie
Percussionists move into the limelight
Financial Times
02.01.10
Marin Alsop, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Currie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Silk Road Ensemble , Katarina Karnéus, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
CONGRATULATIONS OPUS 3 ARTISTS GRAMMY WINNERS
12.04.09
Marin Alsop, Ingo Metzmacher, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Currie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Silk Road Ensemble , Estonian National Symphony Orchestra , Katarina Karnéus, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
CONGRATULATIONS OPUS 3 ARTISTS GRAMMY NOMINEES
11.06.09
Colin Currie
Evocations of China, Rural, Romantic and Aquatic
The New York Times
10.31.09
David Robertson, Colin Currie
David Robertson, Colin Currie and the SLSO issue a wake-up call
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
10.26.09
Colin Currie
Rautavaara premiere at Festival Hall, review
Daily Telegraph
03.04.09
Colin Currie
OPUS 3 ARTISTS WELCOMES COLIN CURRIE TO ITS ROSTER
02.11.08
Colin Currie
Keeping a faun, a Scamp and a Firebird in Line
The New York Times
02.01.08
Colin Currie
Hardenberger, Currie in lively duet
San Francisco Chronicle
12.19.07
Colin Currie
LPO/Alsop
The London Times
Recognised for his ‘athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality’ (The Guardian) Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers who has been the driving force behind new percussion repertoire for more than a decade. Championing new music at the highest level, Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

From his earliest years Currie forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion. He was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2000 for his inspirational role in contemporary music-making and received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005. Past commissions have included works by composers such as Simon Holt, Kurt Schwertsik, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jennifer Higdon and Alexander Goehr, and Kalevi Aho whose new percussion concerto Sieidi Currie performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vänskä at London’s South Bank Centre in 2012.  Currie has also had the privilege of commissioning a new work from Elliott Carter: a double concerto, Conversations, Currie premiered the original version of this with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Aldeburgh Festival in June 2011 and then in its extended form, he premiered the new longer version Two Controversies and a Conversation with the New York Philharmonic/Roberson.  Upcoming commissions include new works by Nico Muhly, Steve Reich, James MacMillan and Louis Andriessen. ... read full bio