Two US orchestras at odds over young concertmaster
June 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht
We hear that the Louisville Orchestra has signed Knoxville Symphony’s concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz. He’s 28.
Louisville’s music director Teddy Abrams, also 28, is a man in a hurry. He’s building a career platform in Louisville and other orchestras, less thrustful, are getting wary.
Lefkowitz has serious pedigree. He’s the son of Boston Symphony violinist Ronan Lefkowitz, and grandson of the musicologist Murray Lefkowitz. He, too, is going places – as a soloist, conductor and games composer.
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