Eddy Malave is an active freelance violist based in New York City. A native of Long Island, he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Viola performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied under acclaimed violist William Lincer and received the William Gluck fellowship. His past instructors have also included Irene Stitt, Patinka Kopec, Margaret Pardee and Heidi Castleman.
Mr Malave’s work as a freelancer has carried him around the world performing in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the South Pacific and the America’s. He has performed alongside a diverse array of artists, some of who include Sir Elton John, Patti LuPone, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and Dimitri Rostropovich and has also collaborated with various artists such as DJ Victor Calderone, composer and producer A.R.Rahman, Bright Eyes and countless others.
In New York City, Mr Malave is a sought after performer who plays in a variety of ensembles. In the past he’s performed with the Se Jong Soloists and currently plays with the Orchestra of St Lukes, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York Oratorio Society and the Grace Church Choral Society. He also performs in a number of Broadway shows and in chamber music projects.
In addition to his work as a freelancer, Mr. Malave is an AmSAT- certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He has presented the technique in countries around the world, including Austria, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Argentina, and Canada and at Institutions in the United States such as the Juilliard School and at Steinhart New York University. He also teaches privately in New York City.
Mr. Malave is also a certified teacher in the Suzuki Method for both the Violin and Viola. In addition to his private teaching studio, he’s on the string faculty at New York City’s Third Street Music Settlement and teacher of the Alexander Technique at New New York University’s Dept of Music and Performing Arts in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.