No reason has been given yet, but concertmaster Zach De Pue has resigned from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Appointed in 2007, he was one of the youngest in the country. And as a third of the Time for Three gang, he became the most recognizable ISO personality beyond Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly. He left Time for Three in 2016 to focus on his work with the orchestra.
In a prepared statement, De Pue said: “It’s been an extraordinary honor to be part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I am grateful to have shared the musical experience with countless audiences who appreciate how transformative music can be and how it enriches and enhances our lives. For any musician, aficionado or casual music fan, you know music provides a pathway for creativity and inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing where new journeys take me.”
I’ve asked but haven’t yet gotten a response as to whether De Pue will be performing this season as scheduled. His planned lineup includes tackling Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in April.
A search for a replacement will begin soon, according to the ISO.