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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000592.txt from 1998/03

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: Re: re:schools
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 19:42:40 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Leupold <>
Date: Monday, March 09, 1998 9:21 AM
Subject: re:schools

>On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, David C. Blumberg wrote:
>> Shifrin although he studied at Curtis was also a Marcellus student. David
>> N. got the Cincinatti job, not Cleveland. Another Curtis grad, Michael
>> Russinek -won the Phila. Principal audition. Then there's Burt Hara -
>> another Curtis grad. All Montanaro students. Russinek was shaped (and was
>> already a finished product) by Abe Galper.
>> Curtis is one of the ultimate schools - IF you make it.
>Thanks for the corrections, David. Somehow I thought Shifrin
>had studied with Gigliotti. Hopefully the point of my example
>was perceived despite the slip-up in accuracy. How embarrassed
>I feel to have given Dave Neuman the wrong job!
Somehow I missed the beginning of this thread and may have completely
misunderstood this exchange. Both David Shifrin and David Neuman studied
with Gigliotti at Curtis. (Where else and with whom else they may have
studied I can't tell you.) Montanaro joined Curtis later in the aftermath of
an internal dispute within the Curtis faculty. I could find out for sure
when the change took place, but I think Gigliotti taught there through the
mid-70's, by which time both Davids were out in the world. Shifrin may well
have studied with Marcellus afterward.


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