Roy Malan

Lecturer in Music - Violin and Viola

Concurrent affiliations: concertmaster, San Francisco Ballet; principal violinist, San Francisco Contemporary Chamber Players; founder and director, Telluride Chamber Music Festival; faculty, Rocky Ridge Music Center.

Education and Training: 
Diplomas in Violin: Royal Academy of Music, Juilliard School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music
Selected Performances: 

Former affiliations: Ithaca College; Stanford University; first violinist: Porter Quartet, Stanford String Quartet, Ives Quartet, Crown Chamber Players, San Francisco Piano Trio. Teachers: Ivan Galamian, Efrem Zimbalist, Yehudi Menuhin. Performances: solo and chamber music in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Interests: emphasis on 19th-century literature and performance practice and on virtuoso techniques; chamber music.  

Selected Recordings: 

Recordings: Sonatas, by Efrem Zimbalist and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Genesis Records); Sonatas, by Robert Russell Bennett and Ottorino Respighi (Orion Master Recordings); Fredrick Kaufman Concerto, Violin Sonata (Orion Master Recordings); Music from Telluride (Transparent Recordings); and numerous contemporary works for CRI and Newport Classics, including a solo violin piece, Gihon, written for him by jazz flutist James Newton.

Teaching Interests: 

Pedagogical philosophy: acquisition of the technique, tone, and general musical culture essential for performing the Classical, Romantic, contemporary, and virtuosic basics of the repertoire; cultivation of the sensitivity and discipline essential for chamber music playing.

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