Herbert Greenberg has appeared throughout the world as a concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. A student of Jascha Brodsky and Josef Gingold, he was concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra for 17 seasons and has served as guest concertmaster for the Houston, St. Louis, Oregon, San Diego, National Arts Orchestra of Canada, Japan Virtuosi, Prague, Hungarian State Opera, and Bergen Philharmonic orchestras among many others. He was a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and for twenty years served as concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Greenberg has collaborated as soloist with many of the world’s leading conductors including, among others, David Zinman, William Steinberg, Andre Previn, Alan Gilbert, Sergiu Comissiona, Leonard Slatkin, Gunther Herbig, and Hans Vonk. He was featured in Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben during the nationally telecast inaugural concert at Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. He has led both the New Arts Ensemble of Taipei and the Singapore Symphony as violinistĀ­ conductor and has performed over fifty concerti from Bach to John Adams.

An avid chamber musician, Greenberg was a founding member of the PrevinĀ­ Greenberg-Williams Trio and the Baltimore String Quartet, and he has collaborated with many notable musicians Including Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, William Primrose, and Yo-Yo Ma.

With pride, Greenberg has been associated with and continues to serve as concertmaster and solo violinist for the Defiant Requiem Foundation. He performed at the first performance of Defiant Requiem in Terezin, the site of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, and is devoted to telling the story of life in the Terezin Ghetto. Greenberg has also performed the works of Klein, Krasa, Haas, and Ullmann at Terezin, and served as concertmaster for the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary film Defiant Requiem.

Professor Greenberg has been a member of the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory since 1988. He has served as String Chair, Faculty Chair, and Coordinator of the Violin Department. Many of his former students are faculty members, have chamber music careers, and occupy concertmaster and principal positions in major symphony orchestras throughout the world. He has recorded for Sony, Telarc, Argo, and Delos and plays on the Jean Becker Stradivarius, dated 1685.