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Isaac Malkin, founder and artistic director of the Academy of Music Summer Festival, received his training in Russia, where he studied with Akiva Zemel, Felix Andrievsky and Vladimir Spivakov. 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, the State University of New York at Purchase and the Aaron Copland School at Queens College, CUNY among other schools.
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 Boris Belkin, Joseph Gingold, Henry Roth and Isaac Stern.
At the present time, Mr. Malkin is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. He founded the Academy of Strings at the University of California, San Diego and The Academy of Music Festival in Nyack, NY.
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