Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for more than 30 years, will be leaving the venerated orchestra and joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.
Dicterow, 63, will begin his new job at USC in fall 2013, the school announced Thursday. The New York Philharmonic said he is planning to step down from his role as concertmaster at the end of the 2013-14 season.
During the overlapping period, Dicterow is expected to lead some master classes at USC on a part-time basis.
At USC, Dicterow will hold the Robert Mann Endowed Chair in Violin and Chamber Music, a position that was recently established.
Dicterow's wife, Karen Dreyfus, will also join the USC faculty. Dreyfus is a violist who has taught at the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music in New York.
Dicterow joined the New York Philharmonic as concertmaster in 1980. Before that, he was a violinist with the L.A. Philharmonic for close to 10 years during the 1970s, serving as associate concertmaster, second concertmaster and eventually rising to the position of concertmaster.
A Southern California native, Dicterow said in a recent phone interview that stepping down from the New York Philharmonic was "not an easy decision." But he said the USC offer was "a very attractive situation for us at this juncture in our lives."