Patinka Kopec

Bio:
PATINKA KOPEC (violin and viola), who, joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in 1987, teaches in the Precollege and Upper School Divisions. Since 1993 she has been the Co-Director and Co-Teacher of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at MSM. She was a Co-Founding Artist of the Perlman Music Program (1995) where she continues to teach. She is the Director of the Young Artists Programme at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada (since 1999).

Ms Kopec completed her MM and BM at The Julliard where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Ivan Galamian, Lillian Fuchs, and William Lincer. Ms Kopec was a Teaching Assistant to Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian. She has performed at Aspen Music Festival, Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall, Down East Festival (NY), Killington Music Festival, and the Southern Vermont Festival. She was formerly artist in residence with the Andreas Quartet (viola) for 10 years and was on the faculties of the Queens College, Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY Purchase, Thurnauer School of Music at the JCC of the Palisades (NJ), and Hoff-Barthelson Music School. She has given Master Classes in Tel Aviv, Prague, Shanghai, Miyazaki (Japan), Ottawa, and conservatories in the United States.

Her students have soloed with major orchestras and play in many professional chamber ensembles and orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, and the Berlin Orchestras. Her students have also placed in prestigious international competitions, including the Menuhin, Stolberg, and the Young Concert Artist and are under management. Many of her students now hold teaching positions in conservatories.

Education: MM, BM, The Juilliard School

Studies: Dorothy Delay, Lillian Fuchs, Ivan Galamian, and William Lincer. Teaching Assistant to Dorothy DeLay and shared students with Ivan Galamian.

Coordinator: Ilona Feher Summer Institute in Israel with Pinchas Zukerman (1993-1997).

Performances: Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall

Other Current Appointments:
Director, Young Artists Programme, National Arts Centre, Ottowa, Canada since 1999. Co-Founding Faculty Member, Perlman Music Program, since 1995.

Former Faculty Appointments: Down East Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Queens College, Interlochen Arts Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY Purchase, Hoff-Barthelson Music School (NY), Thurnauer School of Music (NJ).

Former Artist in Residence With: Andreas Quartet (viola), for 10 years

Master Classes: Tel Aviv, Prague, Shanghai, Miyazaki (Japan),Ottawaand U.S. conservatories.

Other: Her students have soloed with major orchestras and play in professional chamber ensembles and orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston, Cleveland, and the Berlin Orchestras. Her students have also placed in prestigious international competitions, including Menuhin, Stolberg, and the Young Concert Artists and are under management. Many of her students now hold teaching positions in conservatories

Manhattan School of Music College faculty since 1993.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1987.


pkopec@msmnyc.edu