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04.30.16
Colin Currie
Utah Symphony shows versatility in return to Carnegie Hall
New York Classical Review
12.14.15
Benjamin Beilman, Colin Currie
BBC SO/Oramo at the Barbican, and LCO/Brunt at St John-at-Hackney
The Times
07.24.15
Colin Currie
HK Gruber: interview looking into the open
Boosey & Hawkes
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
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
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)
07.27.10
Colin Currie
Unexpected adventures with noise from Thierry Fischer
London Evening Standard
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

Hailed as “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (Spectator), Colin Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. 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 leading orchestras and conductors. 

A dynamic and adventurous soloist, Currie’s unrivalled commitment to commissioning and creating new music was recognised in 2015 by the Royal Philharmonic Society who awarded him the Instrumentalist Award for his achievements in 2014. From his earliest years Currie forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion, winning the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2000 and receiving a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005. Currie has premiered works by composers such as Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen, HK Gruber, James MacMillan, Anna Clyne, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jennifer Higdon, Kalevi Aho, Rolf Wallin, Kurt Schwertsik, Simon Holt, Alexander Goehr, Dave Maric, Julia Wolfe and Nico Muhly. Looking ahead, in the coming seasons Currie will premiere new works by Andrew Norman, Ross Edwards and Mark-Anthony Turnage. 

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