Violin and Viola
A versatile artist, Anat Malkin Almani has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across four continents. Henry Roth named her as one of the “gifted young violinists who are among the vanguard leading the march of violin art into the 21st century” in his book, Violin Virtuosos form Paganini to the 21st Century. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of sixteen under the baton of Alexander Schneider. Orchestras with whom she has soloed include the Camerata Universidad Andrés Bello, Drammen Byorkester, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Stage Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá, Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta and the Westchester Philharmonic, among others. She has been featured on American, Israeli, Latin American and Russian radio and television.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Almani is presently first violinist of the Gaïa Quartet, a member of the Piazzolla Trio, an artist with The Hudson Chamber Series in New York and the United Nations Chamber Music Series, and is a member of the prizewinning Malkin Duo. She has performed with many distinguished artists including Joseph Silverstein, Mikhail Kopelman, Anthony McGill, Emanuel Borok, Jerry Grossman, and Aviv Quartet, amongst others.
In addition to her performing career, Ms. Almani is passionately committed to education and teaching. She is a sought-after pedagogue, giving master classes regularly around the globe. She serves on the Violin and Viola faculties of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division and the artist faculty of the Academy of Music Festival in New York, as well as various summer festivals. For many years, she was a teaching artist for the Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Program.
Ms. Almani began her with studies with her father, Professor Isaac Malkin. Her training also includes studies with Josef Gingold, Boris Belkin and Cho Liang Lin. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and the Maastricht Conservatorium in Holland, where she graduated cum laude.