Violinist Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent at the age of 11 when he made his solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Dicterow went on to win numerous awards and competitions including the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1970) where he received a Bronze Medal. In the following years he became one of the most sought after young artists appearing as soloist internationally.
At the age of eighteen he appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. In 1980 he joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster and has since performed as soloist every season. Highlights of his tenure has been solo performances at the White House, the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as well as performing Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade” during the New York Philharmonic’s 1989 concert tour of the United States with the composer conducting. Mr. Dicterow retired as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic in September of 2014 having held that position for 34 years, longer than any other concertmaster in this orchestra’s history.
Mr. Dicterow is a professor on the faculty of USC/Thornton School of Music occupying the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music. He is also on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music where he is Chairman of the Orchestral Performance Program.
Steven Tenenbom is the violist with the Orion String Quartet and Opus One, and he has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and on the 92nd Street Y Chamber Series.
He has been a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brandenburg Ensemble on tour through the United States and Japan. He has toured and recorded with Tashi, the Galimir String Quartet, and Musicians from Marlboro, in addition to working with composer Lukas Foss and jazz artists Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis.
He graduated from Curtis in 1979, having studied with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle. Mr. Tenenbom, who also serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, and Bard College Conservatory of Music, joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.
Peter Wiley, a 1974 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, has played at leading festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, for which he also tours and records. As a recitalist he has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. A member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1987 to 1998, Mr. Wiley succeeded his teacher, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet from 2001 to 2009. He is also a member of the piano quartet Opus One, with Curtis faculty members Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.
Mr. Wiley entered Curtis at age thirteen. At twenty he was named principal cello of the Cincinnati Symphony, after one year with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in 1986 with the New York String Orchestra conducted by Alexander Schneider.
A past recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Wiley teaches at the University of Maryland and Bard College Conservatory of Music, and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.