Claudia Malchow is a violinist/violist based in Athens, GA. In recent years she has performed with Baltimore-based Symphony No. 1, the Peabody Concert Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony. As a viola chamber musician, she formed the Athena Trio alongside pianist Caroline Owen and clarinetist Kelly Riordan, which explores music written for its unique instrumentation.
With an additional focus in community engagement/inclusion, she spent much of her time in Baltimore bringing live music to hospitals, assisted living homes, and rehabilitation centers throughout the community. In 2020 she began working with Lift Music Fund, an organization created to make music more accessible and equitable for underrepresented students.
Claudia loves teaching students of all ages and backgrounds, and enjoys helping students explore different styles of music to find what inspires them most. She was deeply influenced by her past music teachers, and hopes to share that same passion with her own students. Claudia earned her BM in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with viola pedagogue Victoria Chiang. She most recently attended the University of Georgia where she earned her MM in Viola Performance, and graduated with her Doctorate in Music in 2022 under the instruction of Maggie Snyder.