One of America's finest up-and-coming virtuoso violinists, Emil Altschuler, performs at
a world class standard and possesses a commanding stage presence.
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 extraordinary." 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 solo career and performs regularly 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.” Together with pianist Artem Belogurov, he will tour the state of Georgia this fall and record a new album including works by Mozart, Falla, Ravel, Poulenc and Bartok.
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 and he recorded ‘Diablo y Tango’ with guitar, including works by Falla and Piazzolla. He 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. He is also a featured artist on his brother’s first album ‘Murder Ballads and Love Songs for Cello and Voice.’
At New England Conservatory, he serves as Head of Strings at Festival Youth Orchestra, chamber music coach, and substitutes as Youth Symphony coach and concerto competition adjudicator at the Preparatory and the School of Continuing Education. He is also a community music instructor at Tufts University and maintains an active private studio in Cambridge, MA.
B.M., The Juilliard School; M.M., The Yale School of Music