Malkin-Trybek Duo in Private Recital

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 2:30pm
Home of Sylvia Bernstein-Tregub and Burton Tregub

Israeli born Mezzo-Soprano Iris Malkin has performed widely in concerts and festivals in Israel, Europe, and the United States. In addition to the mainstream operatic repertoire, Iris has distinguished herself in the world of Spanish and Sephardic music, and is dedicated to sharing her passion for the art song recital with audiences all around the world.

Iris Malkin graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music with Master’s Degrees in Vocal Performance and Piano and was awarded the highly coveted America Israel Cultural Foundation Study Scholarships. She has performed with renowned Israeli musicians and performing organizations including Ensemble Kaprizma, and she has had substantial works written specifically for her. She has performed at the Live at the Lounge Concert Series, the Assisi Music Festival, Abu Gosh Festival, The Festival of Interpretation of Spanish Song in Granada, The Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee Festival, Klangspuren Festival, and the Beverly Hills International Music Festival among others.

She has worked with such distinguished artists as Teresa Berganza and Miguel Zanetti, and performed under the baton of Pierre Boulez during the 2006 Lucerne Festival, including collaboration with Boulez’ celebrated Ensemble Intercontemporain.

As a winner of the Beverly Hills Auditions in 2008, Iris was invited to perform recitals at the Previews Concert Series in Manhattan Beach, Music in the Mansion in Beverly Hills, and Second Sundays at Two in Rolling Hills Estates. Some of her previous engagements include performing the Mezzo-Soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah and in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Saint Louis Parish in Maryland, the role of Mercedes for Center Stage Opera’s Highlights from Carmen concert, and being featured as a guest artist on the Colburn School’s Faculty Recital Series. This season Iris will make her debut performance with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, performing works by Mahler and De Falla.

Iris Malkin is a truly international artist who has performed widely in concerts and festivals in Israel, Europe, and the United States, and her performances have been broadcast worldwide. 

Edward Trybek, classical guitarist, composer, and a multi-award winner, has garnered rave reviews of his musicianship, putting him into the upper echelon of America's young talented artists.

On the international circuit, Mr. Trybek has performed in Greece, Canada, France, Thailand, Japan, Germany, and Austria, in addition to his regular US concert appearances.

At the prestigious 49th Tokyo International Guitar Competition, Mr. Trybek’s silver-medal performance impressed his critical audience and judges with his masterful technique and superb musicality.  Mr. Trybek was the first American to have won this prize, except for his mentor Maestro Tennant who won gold in 1989.

In the year 2005 Mr. Trybek earned three gold medals in competitions including the 5th Thailand International Guitar Competition; the Portland Guitar Competition (USA); and the University of Southern California Concerto Competition (USA).

Mr. Trybek's devotion to classical guitar is reflected in his first CD, A Portrait of Edward Trybek. This recording contains a diverse range of guitar music, including music written for lute and harpsichord, affirming Mr. Trybek's superb musicality and his deep understanding of the composers' intentions.  His most recent recording, Images of Spain, includes Spanish favorites by Albeniz and Tarrega as well as works by Milan and Narvaez.

Israeli mezzo-soprano Iris Malkin and Edward Trybek formed The Malkin-Trybek Duo in 2007; their artistry and elan is showcased in their recording Cadencia.

Having studied with Maestro Scott Tennant since the age of fourteen, Mr. Trybek has been mentored to use his unique gift to amaze and inspire the audience with his captivating performances.

At the age of seventeen, Mr. Trybek was commissioned to write a ballet score for a special project for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.  In the same year, Mr. Trybek was selected as a finalist in the 2000 Turner Classical Movie Young Film Composer Competition. 

Edward Trybek plays a 2007 Paul Fischer guitar.  

The afternoon was everything one could hope for - beautiful setting, beautiful musical selections, masterful performances.  It was an afternoon of friendship, music and delicious dessert.

Click on this link to download the video of the Malkin-Trybek Duo's recital. The link has been sent to all our members by email. 


The Malkin-Trybek Duo:

Iris Malkin - mezzo-soprano

Edward Trybek - classical guitar


Tres Canciones Españolas - Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)

* En Jerez de la Frontera

* Adela

* De Ronda


Tres Villancicos - Joaquín Rodrigo

* Coplillas de Belen

* Pastorcito Santo

* Aire y Donaire


Meditation on a Sephardic Theme (solo guitar) - Assaf Rinde (b. 1977)

Jerusalem of Gold - Neomi Shemer (1930-2004)

Arr. Assaf Rinde. Transcribed for guitar by Edward Trybek

From Jewish-Spanish Song Cycle (based on folk Sephardic melodies) - Daniel Akiva (b.1953)

* La serena

* Durme, durme

* Durme hermozo hijico

* Ya abaxa la novia

Ocho Kandelikas - Flory Jagoda (b.1925)

Arr. Edward Trybek

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Photo of Edward Trybek
Photo of Iris Malkin