Violinist and teacher Eric Rosenblith has died at the age of 90. Formerly the head of strings at Boston's New England Conservatory, he had most recently taught at the Longy School.

Born in Vienna, Rosenblith studied with Jacques Thibaud in Paris and Carl Flesch in London. After fleeing Paris for New York in 1939, he continued his studes with Bronislaw Huberman, and made his New York debut in 1941. He served as concertmaster of the San Antonio and Indianapolis symphony orchestras, and played in the Jordan and Brandon quartets and the Fidelio Trio.

Rosenblith joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory in 1968, and headed the strings programme there for 25 years, retiring in 2007. In 1997 he founded the International Musical Arts Institute and Festival in Fryeburg, Maine.

In his later years Rosenblith updated and translated book one of Flesch's landmark pedagogy text 'The Art of Violin Playing', and in October of this year the Carl Fisher company published a distillation of Rosenblith's own teaching approach in a volume called 'Ah, You Play the Violin...': Thoughts Along the Path to Musical Artistry.