Death of New York concertmaster, 68main
Friends have reported the death from cancer of Judson Griffin, a leader in New York’s period instrument community.
He was concertmaster of Concert Royal, Amor Artis, and the American Classical Orchestra, among others. Before that, he was a principal player with Helicon, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire of Cleveland; and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Classical Orchestra. He was formerly a sought-after viola soloist.