JEANNE MALLOW descends from a long line of distinguished musicians.
Her grandmother was violist Lillian Fuchs, her great uncle
was violinist Joseph Fuchs, her aunt was violinist Carol Amado,
and her mother is cellist Barbara Stein Mallow. She has been
described by The New York Times as “a worthy successor
to this tradition, playing with dusky aristocratic tone, exacting
intonation, and a kind of conversational musicality that seems
As a soloist, she has performed to critical acclaim in
numerous venues. She has performed recitals at Weill
at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
Bargemusic, and the 92nd St. Y series "Meet the Virtuoso," as well
Hall among others. She also performed at the 25th International Viola Congress
A review from The Strad remarks that “she is patently gifted,
and played with commandingly authoritative and natural musicality, and the
virtuosic flair, vibrant rhythmic energy, and keen golden tone of a born performer.”
In 2006, a double-CD
of the complete solo viola works of Lillian Fuchs was released
on the NAXOS© label. In 2002, she
CD of the works of Brahms and Schumann.
Jeanne Mallow began her studies initially as a violinist,
but exchanged the violin for the viola after being increasingly
to its darker sonorities.
Her major teachers were Josef Gingold, Daniel Phillips, and Paul Kantor.
As a student, she recieved scholarships and fellowships to the
in Fontainebleau, France, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill,
Maine, and the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. As a
teacher herself, she
has served on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division,
and has been a teaching fellow at the Perlman Music Program.
MALLOW represents the third generation of the remarkable string
playing Fuchs family.
She is a worthy successor to this tradition, playing
with dusky aristocratic tone, exacting intonation,
and a kind of conversational musicality that seems
second nature. She employs generous portamento and rubato, but nothing is forced
or mannered. Ms. Mallow found a quirky sentimentality in her grandmother's
pieces that would
have eluded most other artists.
New York Times
January 9, 1996
is patently gifted, and played with commandingly authoritative
and natural musicality, and the virtuosic flair, vibrant rhythmic
energy, and keen golden tone of a born performer.
her illustrious grandmother, Mallow is an avid arranger in
the hallowed tradition (a tradition that goes all the way back
to Lionel Tertis).
Mallow is a superbly accomplished instrumentalist
(one rarely hears playing so unfailingly in tune) and her
musicianship is naturalness itself.
BRAHMS • SCHUMANN
FUCHS • Complete Music for Unaccompanied Viola • NAXOS
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