Israeli born Mezzo-Soprano, Pianist and Vocal Coach Iris Malkin graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music with a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and an Artist Diploma in Piano – with a Vocal Coaching emphasis. Iris has performed widely both as a singer andasa pianist in concerts and festivals in Israel, Europe, and the United States, and her performances have been broadcast worldwide.
Iris has worked as a vocal coach and accompanist for the Glendale Community College Opera Workshop, the Chamber Opera of USC, the Orange County High School of the Arts Opera Conservatory, and the VOICExperience Foundation Summer Program in Orlando among others.She has also served on the Faculty of Assisi Performing Arts in Italy as a vocal coach.
In addition to the mainstream operatic repertoire, Iris has distinguished herself in the world of Hebrew and Jewish works as well as the highly nuanced Spanish song repertoire. She is dedicated to sharing her passion for art song performance with audiences around the world. Iris has performed under the baton of Pierre Boulez during the 2006 Lucerne Festival, including collaboration with Boulez’ celebrated Ensemble Intercontemporain, and in 2011 was a guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay performing songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and De Falla’s El Amor Brujo. In January 2012 she released her CD Cadencia, with songs from England, Spain, and Puerto Rico with award winning guitarist Edward Trybek, and she is the featured soloist on Stig Jonas Pettersson’s Album The Dracula Letters that was released in 2015. Iris is in demand vocalist in recordings for films, video games and movie trailers. She is a featured soloist on the soundtrack of the film Kill Zone, which was nominated for Best Original Score at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in 2009.