Don Ehrlich


Don Ehrlich
Photo: Scott Summerdorf

Don Ehrlich received his training in the east. His Bachelor's degree was from the Oberlin Conservatory, his Master's degree was from the Manhattan School of Music, and his doctorate, a DMA, was from the University of Michigan. e came to the Bay Area in 1972 after winning an audition in the San Francisco Symphony. His tenure there, including a quarter century as Assistant Principal, was 35 years, until his recent retirement.

In addition to his Symphony career, he teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and he appears as soloist and chamber musician frequently.

His instrument is an ergonomic viola designed by David Rivinus of Portland, Oregon.

Discussion Panels with Don Ehrlich:

Baton down the hatches
10/9/07 - 10/19/07