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Hilde Limondjian

In the Spring of 1964, as he was leaving the Metropolitan Museum’s Concert office after a meeting with Dr. William Kolodney, Frank Salomon stopped by my desk and asked if I would like to intern at the Marlboro Music Festival during the coming summer season. At the time I was senior assistant to Dr. Kolodney,…

Isidore Cohen, violin

I did one or two tours with a pianist, Murray Perahia, and I got along beautifully with him…I learned a great deal from Murray, he was somebody who stimulated me musically, and I probably contributed a little something to him. I think he [Serkin] thought it was a good idea in terms of letting a…

Jaime Laredo, violin

I fell in love and married Sharon Robinson! That’s what I call a life-altering tour!

Scott Nickrenz, viola

My first Marlboro tour was 1968. Frank (Salomon) called me saying the violist, Boris Kroyt, had become ill, and would I jump in and take his place in the Debussy Trio. There were many memorable moments on these tours, but the one I cherish took place in Buffalo’s Lenox Hotel, and we were about to…

Thomas Paul, bass

Esther and I will always remember our first arrival for the Marlboro Festival, as we were looking for the right road and stopped to ask a front porch, rocking-chaired, pipe-smoking local where the festival was, and he answered with characteristic brevity: “Don’t move a darn inch!” We had arrived (nearly) with just one more turn…

Samuel Rhodes, viola

I had the honor of taking part in two of the three touring groups during the first season. Since then, I have participated in the tours many times over the fifty years and so have experienced the process from ‘both sides of the aisle’ as a young musician and as an experienced professional. When I…

Paula Robison, flute

They were my first tour situations. It was my first time in cities such as Philadelphia and Boston. I learned what is was like to drive through snow drifts in order to make a concert on time. I learned about adjusting to different halls and different audience responses. Philosophically, the festival had a profound influence…

Arnold Steinhardt, violin

If anyone were to ask me what the single most significant musical influence of my life was, the answer would be unequivocal: The Marlboro Music School. In the many summers I spent there as a young adult I was able to study, perform, and listen to the great chamber music repertoire shoulder to shoulder with…

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Naturally Marlboro resonates to the endless reverberations of great tones and great tales. The Linzertorte legend, the drunken ditch, the streaking, the shoe smorgasbord, the floating woodwinds, the Messiaen/Biblical Quotes tour, naughty napkin orgies, movie nights, Izzy nights, etc. Here is yet another Marlboro vignette… Lorn Hollinder, Bobby Routch and I stole the schedule board…

Hiroko Yajima, violin

I have had the honor to have participated in 16 “Musicians From Marlboro” tours since 1968. My memories are full of the joy, excitement, and fun I had in my association with the great senior artists who have been at Marlboro and the wonderful colleagues of my own generation. Through these interactions, I have been…

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