Bronfein, who succeeds Philip D. English, has been a member of the BSO board of directors since 1993 and a vice-chair since 2000.
BSO President and CEO W. Gar Richlin said, "Michael Bronfein is an outstanding and inspired choice to lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as it prepares to welcome its new music director, Marin Alsop. During Michael's many years of service to the BSO board, he has proven to be an ambitious fundraiser with a deep commitment to the community and this world-class orchestra. His business acumen will be a great asset to this organization as it strives for greater fiscal stability."
Bronfein is a managing partner of Sterling Partners, a private equity investment company founded in 1983; he is also a co-founder and managing partner of Sterling Venture Partners and a co-founder and chairman of NeighborCare, a provider of healthcare services.