Dicterow to step down as New York Philharmonic concertmaster

Posted on: May 25, 2012

In Friday’s (5/25) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes, “Glenn Dicterow, the longest-serving concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, has decided to step down, the orchestra said on Thursday. Mr. Dicterow, 63, plans to leave following the 2013-14 season, after 34 years, and will become a professor of strings and chamber music at the Thornton School of Music, which is part of the University of Southern California. Mr. Dicterow will continue to perform as a soloist and chamber musician, the orchestra said. Mr. Dicterow was 31 when he was appointed to the job by Zubin Mehta, then the music director, in 1980. He had made his debut as a soloist with the orchestra long before that, playing the Tchaikovsky concerto in 1967, at 18. … As concertmaster, Mr. Dicterow has played solos with the orchestra in Central Park, at the White House and on television: a total of more than 200 appearances in concertos and other featured works. … Mr. Dicterow’s father, Harold Dicterow, was principal second violinist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 52 years. Glenn Dicterow was concertmaster of that orchestra before coming to New York. New York Philharmonic officials said plans had not yet been determined on choosing his successor.”

Posted May 25, 2012