Sir Curtis Price
KBE, BA (Southern Illinois), AM, Ph.D (Harvard)
Curtis Price is a musicologist whose particular interests are performance practice, 17th- and 18th-century English music, Italian opera and English theatre history.
He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Henry Purcell and the London Stage (Cambridge), Italian Opera in Late 18th-century London (co-author, Oxford), and he edited The Early Baroque Era (in Macmillian's Man and Music series) and well as the Norton Critical Score of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Principal of the Royal Academy of Music from 1995 to 2008, Curtis also has considerable experience in performance training (particularly string chamber music and early music) within the academic environment. He is a trustee of Musica Britannica and the Wigmore Hall in London.
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