Eyal Malkinson

Eyal Malkinson Eyal Malkinson, born in Israel in 1961 lives in the lower Galilee district. Eyal divides his time between his two passions. He is an engineer (with a M.Sc degree in physics) in a high-tech company, and a musician: a cellist, a pianist, a composer and an arranger.
In recent years, Eyal has also been involved in music production as a promoter of music festivals and concerts. He initiated and served as artistic director of several music events including two festivals of Chamber music and vocal arts: 'Brahms in Misgav' Festival in 2010, and the 'French music' festival at the Felicja Blumental Hall in Tel Aviv and in the Scottish Church in 2011).
Eyal is a self-taught pianist, including several years of study as a child with his mother, a professional piano teacher. In his teens he began studying cello with Uzi Wiesel and composition with Isaac Sadai. Eyal's first works were composed at the age of 15, and performed in the Tel Aviv Music Academy in 1976. Eyal has a B.Sc degree in mathematics and physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1986) and a M.Sc degree in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot (1990). Eyal studied cello and composition for an academic year in the Jerusalem Music Academy (1986) with Shmuel Magen and Mark Kopytman. In 2006, Eyal studied vocal piano accompaniment with Jonathan Zack at the Tel Aviv music academy, and has accompanied singers in workshops and concerts.
Combining his wonder of nature with his passion for music, especially chamber music, has led to creation of a number of chamber music compositions whose themes are the natural enviroment and its beauty.
The realization that man's destructive processes are critically threatening our natural environment led Eyal to write a grand opera based on the biblical story of Cain and Able; The Voice of Blood is a reflection and retrospective about the first human family and their attitude towards nature. This opera, a three year endeavor which was completed in 2015, is written for a cast of four singers with a full symphonic orchestra and a choir.