New York Phil Concertmaster to Step Down
Glenn Dicterow, the New York Philharmonic’s Concertmaster, has announced that he will vacate his seat at the end of the 2013–14 season following 34 seasons of service. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to spend more than 30 magnificent years with the New York Philharmonic,” Dicterow wrote in a press statement. “What a privilege it has been to make music night after night, in New York and all over the world. I have been so fortunate to work with the best colleagues imaginable, both those of longstanding and the extraordinarily talented younger generations that have come into the Orchestra. To have worked with four brilliant music directors over the years—Zubin, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, and now Alan Gilbert, is more than one could hope for.”
Beginning in the fall of ’13, Dicterow will hold a newly established faculty position at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and divide his time between New York and Los Angeles as he continues to perform as a soloist, collaborate in chamber music, and give master classes around the world.