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, 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 Americas. He’s performed alongside a diverse array of artists, including Sir Elton John, Patti LuPone, Andrea Bocelli, and Dmitri Rostropovich, and has also collaborated with 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 Sejong Soloists and currently plays with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera and the Grace Church Choral Society. He also performs in a number of Broadway productions.
In addition to his work as a freelancer, Mr. Malave is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He’s presented the technique in countries around the world, including Austria, Italy, Jordan, Argentina and Canada, and at many institutions in the United States, such as the Juilliard School and New York University. He teaches privately in New York City.
Mr. Malave is also a certified Suzuki instructor for both viola and violin. In addition to his private 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.For more information, visit Mr. Malave's LinkedIn page.