Cantor Joseph Malovany
Joseph Malovany possesses a brilliant spinto tenor voice, described by the London Guardian as "most powerful, beautiful and expressive spinto technique...sturdy and heroic" and by the Swedish newspaper Goteborgs Posten as "Judaism's Jussi Bjorling". Leonard Bernstein, after hearing him over the Jewish High Holy Days, expressed his hope to hear Cantor Malovany "sing beyond the Altar." Although he turned down invitations to sing major operatic rolls on the opera stage, Joseph Malovany does perform oratorias and symphonic works which require the tenor voice as the soloist.
Joseph Malovany has toured extensively in Europe, South America and in the United States with many international orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, the Russian State Symphony, the Belgium Radio Symphony ,the Mexico Symphony, the London Classical, the New York Symphony, he Bucharest Opera Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra the Hungarian State Orchestra and the Romanian Radio and Television Orchestras, among many others.
He has appeared at Amsterdam's Royal Opera House, London's Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls and Barbican Center, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls in New York, the Core States Center in Philadelphia and Brussels Palace of Fine Arts. Joseph Malovany has concertized extensively with performances at Sao Paulo's Teatro Cultura Artistica, the Harodion Amphitheater near Bethlehem and in Toledo and the opera house of Santander, Spain.
He currently holds the academic position of Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at Yeshiva University. He also holds the position of Dean of the J.D.C. Moscow Academy of Jewish Music. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, he served as Cantor at Tel-Aviv's Bilu synagogue, as Cantor of the Israeli Army and at synagogues in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Joseph Malovany is a holder of the highest artistic diplomas from the Music Academy in Tel Aviv and from Great Britain's Royal Academy and Trinity College of Music. He has been awarded the "Fellow" of the Trinity College of Music as well as many citations and honors from various national and international organizations. He is Honorary President of the Cantorial Council of America and Past Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Jewish Music. In 1997, he was awarded the Joseph Malovany Chair for Advanced Studies in Jewish Liturgical Music at the Belz School of Music Yeshiva University.
Cantor Malovany recently received the honor of being knighted as "Commander of the Legion of Honor" by President Aleksander Kwasniewski of the Republic of Poland. Below is a pictures of the event which took place at the Blair House in Washington D.C. on January 26, 2004. BIO