College Faculty Emeritus:Orchestral Performance Program ( Former Department Chair)Classical Strings: Violin
Former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent when, at age 11, he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (where his father, Harold Dicterow, served as principal of the second violin section for 52 years). In the following years, Mr. Dicterow became one of the most sought-after young artists, appearing as soloist from coast to coast.
Mr. Dicterow, who has won numerous awards and competitions, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian, and where he has been a faculty member since 1987. In 1967, at the age of 18, he performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Andre Kostelanetz in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. In 1980 he joined the Orchestra as concertmaster, the Charles E. Culpeper Chair, and performed as soloist every year in works by composers as varied as Bach and Mozart, Brahms and Bruch, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, Korngold and Menotti, and Aaron Jay Kernis and Karel Husa. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic, he served as associate concertmaster and concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Mr. Dicterow, who frequently appears as a guest soloist with other orchestras, has made numerous recordings. His most recent CD is a solo recital for Cala Records entitled New York Legends, featuring John Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing, the premiere recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Martinů’s Three Madrigals for violin and viola, in collaboration with violist Karen Dreyfus and pianist Gerald Robbins. His recording of Bernstein’s Serenade, on Volume 2 of the American Celebrationset, is available on the New York Philharmonic’s website, nyphil.org. Mr. Dicterow can also be heard in the violin solos of the film scores for The Turning Point, The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Interview with the Vampire, among others.
A former Chair of Manhattan School of Music’s Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance, and a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West, in 2013 Mr. Dicterow also became the first to hold the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
Glenn Dicterow retired from his positions at MSM in May 2022.
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