Obituary: Violinist and teacher Eric Rosenblith, 90

Posted on: December 23, 2010

“Eric Rosenblith, a respected violinist and a widely admired teacher who sought to impart not only technique but also a broader approach toward building a life in music, died Thursday morning (12/16) at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge (Mass.),” writes Jeremy Eichler in Tuesday’s (12/22) Boston Globe. “Most recently Mr. Rosenblith taught at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, but his local career began at New England Conservatory, where he arrived in 1968 and later directed its string program for 25 years… Mr. Rosenblith was born in Vienna and moved at an early age with his family to Berlin and later, as the political picture darkened, to Paris. A child prodigy, he played violin with some of the continent’s most distinguished performers, including Jacques Thibaud at Paris’s Ecole Normale de Musique and later with the eminent pedagogue Carl Flesch in London. In 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of war, Mr. Rosenblith and his family fled Paris for New York.” During his career, Rosenblith served as concertmaster of the Indianapolis and San Antonio symphony orchestras. “In addition to his wife, Carol, of Newton, he leaves his son, Alan Bernard of Portland, Ore. Funeral services will be private. A public memorial program will take place next year.”

Posted December 23, 2010