Emil Chudnovsky (B.M., Mannes College of Music, Certificate of Performance, Yale University) is an expert teacher and coach with over a decade of experience teaching violinists of all levels, from beginner to very advanced competition-level performers. Mr. Chudnovsky is a nine-time international competition winner and laureate. An experienced soloist, he has recorded six CDs, performed recitals and concerts in over 30 countries, and has been frequently invited to give master-classes in the United States, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, China and Japan.
In September of 2009, Mr. Chudnovsky joined the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University of America and, in the summer of 2010, the faculty of the San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival in Mexico. His private studios in the greater DC area have produced students who have won admission to the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Central Music School in Moscow, the Mannes College of Music in New York, and to Catholic University. Mr. Chudnovsky’s students have been frequently chosen for principal seats in the greater DC area’s top youth orchestras, such as the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, the American Youth Philharmonic and the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. His students have also won prizes at such prestigious area competitions as the W.P.A.S. Feder Competition, the Owings Mills Young Artist Competition, the Young Artists’ Awards of Gaithersburg and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Competition.
Mr. Chudnovsky continues to be sought out as a juror for local, regional, and international competitions. In November 2011, he will serve as a member of the jury at the XVI Curci International Violin Competition in Naples, Italy and, in June 2011, at the National Federation of Music Clubs biennial competition, in McLean, VA. He also has the honor of co-chairing the Potter-Hood competition in the 2010-2011 season, and of serving as a juror in March 2011 at the Levine School of Music competition in Washington, DC. In 2009 Mr. Chudnovsky served as a state-level judge of the Music Teacher’s National Association Violin Competition and, in 2008, as a string coach for the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Chudnovsky’s students have performed as soloists with orchestras in the greater DC area and successfully auditioned for Maryland’s All-State and All-County orchestras. In recital, they have performed in Russia, Bulgaria, and in the DC area at such prestigious venues as the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Embassy of the Ukraine, as well as in special appearances before His Majesty, the King of Norway and before His Excellency, the Ambassador of Romania.