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Marilyn Dubow

The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Chair

Marilyn Dubow

Marilyn Dubow, a native of Philadelphia, began studying the violin at age four and made her New York Philharmonic debut in a Young People's Concert at the age of 11; she joined the Philharmonic's violin section in 1971.

A past prize winner in both the Tchaikovsky Competition and the Paganini Competition, Ms. Dubow also received a Martha Baird Rockefeller grant to make a recital tour of Europe. As a recitalist she has also toured in the Far East, the Soviet Union, Europe, Israel, Alaska and Canada. A former member of the American Symphony Orchestra, she has appeared as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony and the Symphony of the New World. Ms. Dubow has broadcast on the Bell Telephone Hour and the BBC, and has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society. Ms. Dubow holds a B.A. in literature from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Dubow is the mother of two children, Matthew and Alicia.


“I remember a huge box of percussion instruments arriving at our house, and my brother and I playing everything for days. Then the box mysteriously disappeared.”

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