Biography

Kobi Malkin is an up and coming Israeli violinist, making his mark as both as an exciting soloist and a perceptive chamber musician.  As a soloist, Malkin has appeared with the Ashdod Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Music Academy Symphony Orchestra Haifa, New England Conservatory’s Philharmonia, Symphonette Ra’anana, the Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra and the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, under the batons of such conductors as Ze'ev Dorman, Stanley Sperber and Hugh Wolff.

Malkin won the prestigious Ilona Kornhauser prize in the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s Aviv Competitions. He is also a prizewinner of New England Conservatory’s Concerto Competition, Haifa Symphony Orchestra’s Zvi Rotenberg Competition, the Canetti International Violin Competition and New England Conservatory’s Violin Competition. 

As an avid chamber musician, Malkin has collaborated with Itamar Golan, Frans Helmerson, Kim Kashkashian and Peter Wiley.  He has performed at numerous festivals, such as Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn and the Perlman Music Program and worked with notable artists such as Pamela Frank, Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Malkin’s chamber performances are regularly broadcast on Israel’s classical music radio Kol HaMusika, and on WQXR and WMFT in the US. 

Malkin is a scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Culture Foundation and of the Ilona Feher Foundation. He is currently a fellow in Ensemble ACJW - a joint program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and Weill Music Institute.  He holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Donald Weilerstein, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he worked under the guidance of Miriam Fried. 

He plays a 1701 Pietro Guarneri violin, generously on loan to him by Yehuda Zisapel.

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