Isaac Malkin

Violin/Viola Professor

Isaac Malkin received his training in Russia. His exceptional background derives from the rich tradition of the Russian violin school founded by Leopold Auer. This noble tradition encompasses technical perfection, beautiful tone, and passionate music-making. Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, and Misha Elman are among the outstanding performers whose virtuosity represents this heritage. Mr. Malkin has achieved recognition as a successful and highly sought-after violin teacher in Russia, Israel, and the United States. He has taught at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel Aviv, the University of California at San Diego, and the State University of New York at Purchase, among other schools. He has given numerous masterclasses in many different countries. Mr. Malkin’s students have become teachers, soloists, and members of chamber ensembles and orchestras. He has been highly praised by internationally known violinists and teachers such as Felix Andrievsky, Boris Belkin, Joseph Gingold, Henry Roth, Vladimir Spivakov, and Isaac Stern. He is also on the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY. Isaac Malkin is the author of a violin method that emphasizes ways of correcting specific technical problems. He founded the Academy of Strings at UCSD and is founding director of the Academy of Music Festival at Ramapo College, New Jersey.
Manhattan School of Music College faculty since 1989.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1988.