Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone” by The New York Times following an Avery Fisher Hall concerto debut, Cellist Matthew Zalkind performs regularly as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.

As a soloist, Mr. Zalkind has performed concerti with such organizations as the Utah Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Players, the Albany Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, and many orchestras here and abroad.  Mr. Zalkind performed the concerti with many celebrated conductors, including Ludovic Morlot, Thierry Fischer, Giancarlo Guerrero, and David Alan Miller.

A frequent recitalist, Mr. Zalkind has given solo recitals at the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, Tongyeong Arts Center in Korea, Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, Moscow Conservatory, Juilliard School, and Beijing Concert Hall, and many other venues internationally.

Mr. Zalkind is a regular at dozens of chamber music festivals, including Marlboro and “Musicians from Marlboro” tours. As a member of the Harlem String Quartet from 2013-15, Mr. Zalkind toured to Japan, England, Ethiopia, and every region of the United States with jazz legends Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and Stanley Clarke.

 

 

Mr. Zalkind garnered top prizes in the Washington International Competition, Isang Yun International Competition, Beijing International Competition, and the Juilliard School Concerto Competition. Mr. Zalkind is in his second year as Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He received diplomas from Juilliard and the University of Michigan as a student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy. He plays on a rare Italian cello made by Florentine maker Luigi Piatellini c. 1760, and a bow by John Dodd c. 1800.