Marvin Warshaw has been involved in the orchestra world since his high school experience playing violin in the Seattle Youth Symphony and the Marrowstone Music Festival. He first worked with Michael Palmer in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in 1988, and then, with him in the same roles as Personnel Manager, Librarian, and Violist at the Bellingham Festival of Music starting in 2004.
His graduate studies in Viola at the Yale School of Music included working in the orchestra library. He became Principal Violist of the New Haven Symphony in 1979, and in 1981 he joined his viola playing with librarian work, and the next year added a third role as Personnel Manager to his responsibilities. Further studies at the Aspen Music Festival led him to become the Head Orchestra Librarian as well as Principal Violist of the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Mr. Warshaw was recently honored for completing his 45th season with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, where he continues in all three positions.