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Emil Altschuler, Violin

Acclaimed violinist, Emil Altschuler, performs with incredible technique, magnificent expression and a profound artistry across a wide-ranging repertoire. The Boston Globe has referred to Altschuler’s performances as “top notch." The Strad praises “Passion and portamento from a young American violinist," and The Whole Note writes “There’s a decidedly old-style feel...very reminiscent of Heifetz.” Erick Friedman, master violinist and protégé of the legendary Jascha Heifetz, wrote “...a truly outstanding violinist of his generation...and sound and accuracy of intonation that are truly extraordinary.”

Altschuler received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka, and his Masters of Music from The Yale School of Music, studying under Erick Friedman. His brilliant technique and vigorous performances received energetic 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, Binghamton University Chamber Orchestra, the Parkway Concert Orchestra, the Harvard Summer School Orchestra, and the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra. Next season, he will perform the Paganini Cncerto No.1 with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Altschuler maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Most recently, he was invited by Max Hobart, conductor of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, to serve as concertmaster. He has also been invited to perform in the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna for their New Year’s Day concert.


In addition to standard repertoire, Altschuler also champions contemporary music by composers such as Eberhard Klemmstein, Karel Husa, Martin Boykan among others, and has collaborated on the Tufts Composers and Faculty concerts.


Extensively involved in music education, he has served at the New England Conservatory as Head of Strings for the Festival Youth Orchestra, chamber music coach at the School of Continuing Education and Preparatory School, and and an instructor at Northeastern University. He is also an instructor at Community Music at Tufts University as well as a violin coach for the Tufts Youth Philharmonic. In 2017, he served as artist faculty at InterHarmony.

Two years ago, he founded and launched the Altschuler Summer Music Institute (ASMI), a highly successful international festival in Rimini, Italy.

Altschuler appears on several recordings, including his debut album “Emil Altschuler – Violin." He is also a featured artist on Josiah Altschuler’s debut album "Murder Ballads and Love Songs for Cello and Voice." Mr.Altschuler also recorded “Diablo y Tango” with guitar, which included works by de Falla and Piazzolla.

Mr. Altschuler’s latest live recording with Thomas Pandolfi was featured on NPR from the Honest Brook Music Festival. He also recently recorded a contemporary unaccompanied Partita by Christopher Marinuzzi and an album with pianist Keunyoung Sun, including Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Poulenc, and Bartok featuring works for violin & piano. This recording has been broadcast on NPR, HJCK in Bogotá, Colombia and on MDR KLASSIK in Halle, Germany. This season, he will be recording Eberhard Klemmstein’s Violin Sonata No.3.

He also maintains an active private studio in Boston, MA. For more information, visit

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