Who is Irene Malizia?

Musician with Italian origin, Irene Malizia is a violinist, composer, teacher and researcher based in Vienna. After her studies in violin and instrumental pedagogy in Italy, she moved to Austria to continue the studies for violin and pedagogy at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory (Eisenstadt) and to study composition at the Private University of Music and Performing Arts (MUK) and electroacoustic composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW) in Vienna.

Specialized in creative methodology in instrumental teaching, she is currently working on her PhD research project on “Composing music as learning tool in Instrumental education” at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (KUG), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Jachmann (KUG), Prof. Dr. Gary McPherson (University of Melbourne) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rüdiger (Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf). In 2021 she received a dissertation Scholarship of the Scientific Doctoral School of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

In the year 2014 she founded, together with the guitarist Angelo Tatone, the musical brand Variando Musica, which promotes their artistic and educational activities, in collaboration with international artists and teachers. As violin player, she plays as soloist and in symphony orchestras as well as in various ensemble such as Duo Variando (co-founded with Angelo Tatone in the year 2014) and the String Quartett Maestoso Streichquartett (founded in the year 2019). As composer she has a lot of performances and she work in collaboration with the Doblinger publishing house. Alongside her artistic activity, Irene Malizia is also very involved in teaching activities, in early as well in higher education. She was for many years assistant violin teacher in the violin class of Prof. Veronica Kröner at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory. Currently she teaches Ear-Training in the Musical Theatre department of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK). At the same time she teach violin, composition, music theory courses as well as special music creative courses for children and at Variando musica. She is as violin teacher specialized in early education and she leads many educational projects for violin and composition with children, teenagers and students. Her educational projects have already been presented in many European Platforms like EPARM 2018, HARP 2018, ESTA 2018, LATIMPE 2018, MERYC 2019, EPARM 2019, ESCOM Winter School 2021, EAS 2021. DSF 2021, MERYC 2021, AMPF 2021, AMPF 2022, MFÖ-Congress 2024.

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