Violinist Sanford Salzinger has been a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1985.
Prior to joining the Orchestra, Salzinger was a member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and Tanglewood Music Center.
He has also been an adjudicator and coach for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and a faculty member for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program.
Salzinger is a native of Cleveland, OH. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music at Indiana University, and his former teachers include Josef Gingold, Daniel Majeske, and Margaret Randall.
Q & A
What year did you join the ASO?
Mahler, Copland, Brahms
What do you do in your free time outside of work?
I volunteer in the AARP Tax-Aide program, preparing tax returns for the elderly and lower income individuals! I run regularly, enjoy reading and going birding with my son Phillip.
Any famous people in your family?
Yes! My great uncle Marcel Salzinger was a famous opera singer. My grandfather was a violinist who played for the silent movies in New York
Earliest musical hero?
Margaret Randall, my first violin teacher. She was a wonderful lady and fabulous teacher.
Most memorable/favorite ASO memory or moment?
Playing Beethoven 9 in East Berlin in 1987 before the Berlin Wall came down. For everyone involved in that performance it was an unforgettable experience.