Glenn Dicterow on the Role of the Concertmaster

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Violinist Glenn Dicterow has been a concertmaster or associate concertmaster in major symphony orchestras for nearly forty years, thirty of which have been at the New York Philharmonic.  As part of our month-long ViolinFest, Jeff Spurgeon sat down with Dicterow at the start of his thirty-first season to talk about what a concertmaster does, about the instrument he wields, and about what he’s looking forward to at the Philharmonic this year.


Glenn Dicterow is a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic this season, performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in November, and the Szymanowski Violin Concerto in March. He’ll also be a part of Philharmonic Ensemble performances in December and March.