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Malcolm Lowe

  • Violin (BSO concertmaster)

Malcolm Lowe is concertmaster of the BSO, where he occupies the Charles Munch chair. As a BSO principal, he also performs with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

Lowe was formerly concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Worcester Symphony, the Regina Symphony, and the New York String Seminar. He has performed with all the major Canadian orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony, the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, and the Toronto Symphony. He was a top prize winner in the 1979 Montreal International Violin Competition.

Studies at Regina Conservatory of Music (Saskatchewan); Meadowmount School of Music (N.Y.), Curtis Institute. Violin with Howard Leyton-Brown, Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas, Jaime Laredo; chamber music with Josef Gingold, Jascha Brodsky, Felix Galamir, Mischa Schneider.

Photo by Marco Borggreve/courtesy BSO


  • Boston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Charles Munch Chair
  • Top Prize winner, Montreal International Violin Competition, 1979
  • Frequent soloist, Boston Symphony Orchestra