Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Lenore Mclntyre

Lenore Mclntyre

Assistant Principal

Lenore McIntyre has been a core member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Violin section since 2005 and will celebrate her 15th Season in 2020 as Assistant
Principal Second Violin of the MSO. As a celebrated violinist in the United States
and Canada, she has brought exceptional musicianship and virtuosity to many Solo
and Chamber Music performances. Lenore is enthusiastic about performing the
Classical repertoire as well as Modern day compositions. She has performed on
stage for world premieres of some very relevant compositions by modern
composers Jennifer Higdon, Mason Bates, D.J. Sparr and John Corigliano.
As a Canadian Violinist, Lenore graduated at the top of her class from the
University of Toronto with distinction and was invited to be Concertmaster of the
Orchestral Training Program at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Lenore
was chosen as one of the founding orchestral members of The National Academy
Orchestra of Canada. (Boris Brott Conductor) Shortly after, she was appointed
Concertmaster and Soloist of Jeunnes Virtuoses de Montreal, performing at venues
such as: Cathedral Notre Dame, Place des Arts, and McGill University. She has
performed with Orchestra Baroque de Montreal (Jean Francois Rivest) and McGill
Chamber Orchestra (Alexander Brott).
As a Fellowship recipient from The Civic Orchestra of Chicago and DePaul
University, Lenore completed her Masters Degree in Chicago under Joe Genualdi
(Master Violin Teacher). During her time as Assistant Principal Second Violinist,
Lenore performed with Music Directors: Daniel Barenboim, Sir George Solti, Pierre
Boulez, and Zubin Mehta. While in Chicago, Mrs McIntyre performed as a
freelance violinist, and was the Concertmaster and Contractor of the Monte Carlo
Strings (Bradley Young Entertainment).
Mrs. McIntyre has had a full and varied Professional career as an Orchestral and
Chamber Violinist including performances with The National Ballet of Canada,
Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (Loren Mazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Valery
Gergiev), Luzerne Music Festival Recital Series, Interlochen Faculty Recital Series,
The Chicago Civic Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra,
The Virginia Opera, The Illinois Philharmonic, Opera Memphis, and Ballet
Memphis.
As a Master teacher, Lenore has been on Faculty at Luzerne Music Center, Hot
Springs Music Festival, Interlochesn Center for the Arts and Cazadero (Berkley)
Music Camp. She is also very involved with the Community maintaining a Private
Studio at Lane Music, Germantown. Lenore also volunteers by Coaching and
teaching through The Memphis Symphony outreach program CAPA ( Creative Arts
and Performing Arts) in schools like Colonial Middle School, Overton High School
and Stax Charter School. Through these programs she hopes to both inspire,
educate, and encourage young musicians.
There are many wonderful violin teachers that have shaped Lenore’s career over
the years. She would like to acknowledge: Camilla Wicks, David Zafer, Jaime
Weisenblum, Richard Roberts, Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Genualdi, Victor
Denchenko, David Taylor
Lenore is married to acclaimed 7 string Jazz Guitarist, Ted Ludwig. Her hobbies
include: Travel, Swimming, Biking, Movies, French language studies, Wine and
Cooking at home.