One of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation, Glenn Dicterow, Chairman of the Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance at Manhattan School of Music, joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster in 1980 and has since performed as its soloist every year. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent at the age of 11 when he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He went on to win numerous awards, including the Young Musicians Foundation Award, the Julia Klumpke Award, and the Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1970). A graduate of Juilliard, he was a student of Ivan Galamian. Other teachers include Erno Neufeld, Eudice Shapiro, Naoum Blinder, Manuel Compinsky, Jascha Heifetz, and Henryk Szeryng.
In 1967 Mr. Dicterow appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Andre Kostelanetz in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto; he was featured in Bernstein’s Serenade with the composer conducting in 1986; and in 1990 played The Carmen Fantasy under the direction of Zubin Mehta in a Live From Lincoln Center telecast. On the New York Philharmonic’s 1998 tour of Asia he performed the Barber Violin Concerto in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Over the past few seasons he has been the featured soloist in concertos by Prokofiev, Menotti, Rozsa, Korngold, Barber, Mozart, Brahms, Bruch, Kernis, Szymanowski, and Husa under the batons of Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Andre Previn, Christian Thielemann, Colin Davis, David Robertson, and Lorin Maazel. He recently played the Bernstein Serenade at Carnegie Hall conducted by new Music Director Alan Gilbert and performed the Bruch Concerto with Lorin Maazel at Avery Fisher Hall.
Mr. Dicterow has been a guest artist with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore; San Diego; San Francisco; Hong Kong; London (LSO); Mexico City; Montreal; and Washington, D.C., among many others. Recent engagements have included solo concerts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Mr. Dicterow’s discography includes Copland’s Violin Sonata, Largo, and Piano Trio; Ives’s Sonatas Nos. 2 and 4 and Piano Trio; and Korngold’s Piano Trio and Violin Sonata, all for EMI. He also has recorded the Barber and Shostakovich Violin Concertos with the New York Philharmonic. His recent solo recital for Cala Records, New York Legends, features Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing, Bernstein’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Martinu’s Three Madrigals, with violist Karen Dreyfus and pianist Gerald Robbins. His latest CD releases include the Dvořák Piano Trio and Piano Quartet in E Flat Major (Bridge) and the Mozart Sinfonie Concertante with violist Karen Dreyfus and the Warsaw Philharmonic (Navona). He can also be heard in the film scores of The Turning Point, The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Interview with a Vampire.
Mr. Dicterow is also on the faculty of the Juilliard School. He and his wife, Karen Dreyfus, are founding members of The Lyric Piano Quartet and the Amerigo Trio.