The Kennedy Center
Glenn Garlick

Glenn Garlick
Assistant Principal, The Maxine H. Bishop Chair

In 1980 Glenn Garlick was accepted by Mstislav Rostropovich into the cello section of the National Symphony Orchestra, and in 1995 Leonard Slatkin appointed Mr. Garlick to the position of Assistant Principal Cellist. Mr. Garlick has appeared as concerto soloist with the Arlington Symphony, Catholic University Orchestra, Greeley (Colorado) Philharmonic, Golden (Colorado) Symphony, and Eastman/Rochester Philharmonic. He is a founding member of the Manchester String Quartet, established in 1981. The Quartet's local engagements have been extensive, and its concert series at the National Institutes of Health is in its 25th season. In addition to local radio appearances on WGMS, WETA, and WAMU radio stations, the Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio, in Canada on CBC, and on the Voice of America in Europe. A special performance by the Quartet at the Israeli Embassy was broadcast by WETA-TV's Embassy Concert Series. The Quartet participated in the First American String Quartet Congress held at the University of Maryland in June 1989. In January 1992 the Manchester String Quartet and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, presented the world premiere of The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a work, by the American composer Jon Deak, for string quartet and orchestra. Mr. Garlick has appeared in chamber concerts with the 20th Century Consort, the American Camerata, and the Contemporary Music Forum, and he has participated in recordings for the 20th Century Consort, the American Camerata, and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra. From 1990 to 1993 Mr. Garlick was Mstislav Rostropovich's teaching assistant at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210