Born in Brooklyn, New York, Malachi started studying the violin at four years of age. He formerly was a student of Sharan Leventhal at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he finished his Bachelors in Violin Performance, and is currently at Boston University pursuing a Masters in Violin Performance under the instruction of Bayla Keyes. Malachi is driven and curious to explore all genres and styles of music. Aside from the more traditional classical training that has been his focus, he spends a great deal of time playing and listening to all types of folk music and jazz. Having spent many summers at Marc O’Connor’s fiddle camps Malachi has a deep love for traditional Irish and bluegrass music and appreciates the creative innovations currently being made in these styles. Malachi loves to perform, and plays professional gigs all over the New England area. He was also strongly impacted by the many teachers he studied with, and it is his dream to be that positive influence for others; spreading joy through the love of music!
Birthday: June 17
Schools Attended: Brooklyn College, Boston Conservatory
Instruments Taught: Violin, Viola
Performance Experience: Played in several orchestras in NYC, including Mannes prep, ISO, and Third Street Music School, performed at Wintergreen Festival, Music at Salem, and in venues all over Boston
Favorite Music to Listen to: Classical, bluegrass, folk, metal, jazz, and everything Chris Thile
Other Hobbies: An aspiring Chess Master
Heroes: Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor, James Ehnes, Itzhak Perlman
Practice Tips: Don’t get frustrated, and learn to love the learning process!