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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 Willaim Gluck fellowship. His past instructors have also included Irene Stitt, Patinka Kopec and Margaret Pardee.

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's performed alongside a diverse array of artists, some of who include Sir Elton John, Patti LuPone, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, and Dmitri Rostropovich and has also collaborated with various artists such as DJ Victor Calderone, composer and producer A.R.Rahman and  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. Luke's, the New York City Ballet, ABT, the New York City Opera, the New York Oratorio Society and the Grace Church Choral Society. He also performs in a number of Broadway shows.

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 New York University. He 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 a  faculty member at both New York City's Third Street Music Settlement and New York University's Department of Music and Performing Arts in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.



In this episode, we talk to violist Eddy Malave about the various aspects of his career, from teaching Alexander technique and the Suzuki method to subbing on Broadway, and how these pieces have shifted during the pandemic. Eddy gets real with us about his struggles during this difficult year, and he tells us about his work with Unison Orchestra - which is aimed at educating musicians on remote recording and helping musicians find remote recording work. We conclude that the music industry would be a lot stronger if we continue to search for ways to lift each other up.

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