Emil Altschuler, MM

Instructor, Violin

One of America’s finest up and coming virtuoso violinists, Emil Altschuler, performs at a world class standard and possesses a commanding stage presence. He received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and his Masters of Music from The Yale School of Music. Master violinist, Erick Friedman, wrote of him: “…a very gifted violinist who possesses the talent and capability to become a truly outstanding violinist of his generation…and sound and accuracy of intonation that are truly

His brilliant technique and vigorous performance energy has received ovations in venues such as Lincoln Center, San Francisco’s Helen Von Ammon’s Emerging Artist Series, The Aspen Music Festival, and Italy’s Castello di Galeazza. As a featured soloist, he has appeared with the Aspen Young Artist’s Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Binghamton University Chamber Orchestra.

Emil maintains an active career as a soloist and performs regularly with piano and with Belgian guitarist Jérôme Mouffe in the AM Duo interpreting Spanish, Tango, and contemporary works alongside classical masterpieces. The Hardwick Gazette raves of them “coordination was spectacular, with sensitive phrasing and a depth of feeling in their touch” and The Armenian Weekly says “musicians who are also artists.”

As a recording artist he released his debut album “Emil Altschuler – Violin,” arranged with his brother Josiah Altschuler, with a gypsy jazz style guitar accompaniment. He is also a featured artist on his brother’s first album ‘Murder Ballads and Love Songs for Cello and Voice.’ Emil recorded ‘Diablo y Tango‘ with guitar, including works by Falla and Piazzolla and was selected by renowned author and violin pedagogue Janice Tucker Rhoda to record ‘The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner’ Books 1 and 3, and will
record Book 5 next season for publisher Carl Fischer Music. This spring, his latest album will be released, including music by Falla, Ravel, Poulenc and Bartok with pianist Artem Belogurov.

At New England Conservatory, he has served as Head of Strings at Festival Youth Orchestra and chamber music coach at the School of Continuing Education and Preparatory School. He is currently a community music instructor at Tufts University and violin coach for the Tufts Youth Philharmonic and has begun teaching bluegrass as an instructor at Northeastern University. He also maintains an active private studio in Cambridge, MA. www.emilaltschuler.com

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