Madalyn Parnas



As an artist founded at the complex intersection of musical heritage and unprecedented innovation, American violinist Madalyn Parnas secures her place on today’s concert stage by bringing unique style and musical vision to every performance.  Enthusiastically endorsed by the New York Times, Ms. Parnas has concertized worldwide, performing as soloist with orchestra, chamber musician, and recitalist.  Most recently, Ms. Parnas appeared as guest soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, completed her first Asian tour at the Shanghai and Macao International Music Festivals, presented the premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s violin concerto, Force and Beauty, and was recently named a delegate for the American Academy of Achievement International Summit.  Upcoming appointments include featured artist-in-residence positions with the Los Angeles Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Lake George Chamber Music Festival.  Ms. Parnas holds a M.M. and Artist Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, a M.A., with Distinction, from London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a B.S. from The College of Saint Rose where she graduated summa cum laude.  A 2012 Marshall Scholar, Ms. Parnas was awarded the Josef Gingold Award and twice the Artistic Excellence Award at Indiana University. Her principal teachers include her grandfather, legendary cellist Leslie Parnas, Mark Kaplan, György Pauk, Jaime Laredo, James Buswell, and Betty-Jean Hagen. Ms. Parnas resides in Los Angeles and performs on a 1715 Alessandro Gagliano violin.


Steve Pineda