Dr. Liza Malamut


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Chicago, Illinois

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Liza Malamut is Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble Incantare (www.incantaremusic.com) and regularly appears as a historical trombonist, teaching artist, and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed with Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, the Handel & Haydn Society, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Camerata, Apollo’s Fire, Dark Horse Consort, Boston Baroque, and many other ensembles. Her playing can be heard on the Musica Omnia, Naxos, Hyperion, and George Blood Audio labels. A passionate teacher and researcher, Liza has presented masterclasses, lecture recitals, and papers at conferences and institutions throughout the country. Her work was supported by an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (2017-2018). Liza served as Visiting Lecturer in Sackbut at Indiana University in spring 2015 and 2018, and taught as applied instructor in sackbut at Tufts University. She is currently coediting the forthcoming book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy with Rebecca Cypess and Lynette Bowring. Liza’s interest in historical performance accessibility has inspired various large-scale outreach projects, including family-friendly productions of Heinrich Schütz's Weihnachtshistorie, staged in New York and Boston in collaboration with Musica Nuova; and Singen und Sagen: Music for Hope in a Time of War, presented by the American Musicological Society in 2017. Liza holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance from Boston University, where she studied with Greg Ingles. Her dissertation, a method book for modern trombonists, integrates historical techniques with mainstream playing and introduces eighty-eight solo etudes for trombone transcribed from historical sources.


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