Veteran New York Philharmonic Violist Irene Breslaw To Retire

The New York Philharmonic Assistant Principal Violist Irene Breslaw is set to retire from the Orchestra - after 40 seasons with the ensemble

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Irene Breslaw

The New York Philharmonic Assistant Principal Violist Irene Breslaw is set to retire from the Orchestra – after 40 seasons with the ensemble.

A graduate of The Julliard School, Ms Breslaw joined the orchestra in August 1976 – and was named Assistant Principal Violist in 1989.

Prior to joining the ensemble she was a member of both the St Louis Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestras.

“I’ve been the luckiest person in the world to be able to practice my craft and earn a living at the same time  … I have loved every minute of it …” Ms Breslaw has said.

“I’m not leaving music … I will love music until my last breath …” the 67 year old has gleamed.

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