Malkin, Joseph, Russian-American cellist and pedagogue, brother of Jacques Malkin and Manfred Malkin; b. Propoisk, near Odessa, Sept. 24, 1879; d. N.Y., Sept. 1,1969. He was trained in Odessa and at the Paris Cons, (premier prix, 1898). After touring France and Germany, he was 1st cellist in the Berlin Phil. (1902–08). On Nov. 28, 1909, he made his U.S. debut in N.Y., and then toured the country as a member of the Brussels Quartet. After playing 1st cello in the Boston Sym. Orch. (1914–19) and the Chicago Sym. Orch. (1919–22), he played with his brothers in the Malkin Trio. He was founder-director of the Malkin Cons, of Music in Boston (1933–43). From 1944 to 1949 he was a cellist in the N.Y. Phil. He publ, studies and arrangements for cello.
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