One of Washington's Busiest Violinists

By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post
January 18, 2009

George Steiner, 90, the founder of George Washington University's music department and former conductor of the Alexandria Symphony, died Dec. 29 of renal failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring. Mr. Steiner was a violinist and associate concertmaster with the National Symphony Orchestra before setting up GWU's music program in 1960. It was the first such program since the university's founding in 1821. Read the full article.