Eugenie Malek

Eugenie Malek

Eugenie Malek began concertizing as pianist in New York City. Her range of performances includes Carnegie Recital Hall and Lincoln Center in New York; the Gardner Museum in Boston; radio WNYC and WFCR; the Dumont Television Network; classical music with Benny Goodman; appearnaces as piano soloist with numerous orchestras including the American Symphony of New York; and solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and lecture/recitals at colleges and music festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Czech Republic.

She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Juilliard School, where she studied with Emil Danenberg and Irwin Freundlich and participated in master classes with Alfred Brendel, Claude Frank, and Aaron Copland.  The lineage of her piano teachers traces back to Franz Liszt, Artur Schnabel, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Ms. Malek has been teaching at Mount Holyoke College since 1995. Previously she was on the piano faculty of Smith College for ten years, and also taught at the University of Massachusetts and the Williston Northampton School. She has continuously run her own private-teaching studio since 1972, from which several of her students have won competitions, prizes, and honorary performances.

Her teaching at Mount Holyoke encompasses solo piano performance, piano ensembles (4-hands at one piano, and two-piano works), and chamber music with piano.


  • Piano performance (Individual Performance Studies 151, 251, 351)
  • Piano ensemble (Chamber Music 143)