Originally from Wellington, Malavika completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Auckland with Mary O’Brien. In 2005, she was awarded the prestigious Patricia Pratt Scholarship and moved to Boston to study with Miriam Fried and Masuko Ushioda at the New England Conservatory. There, she was loaned a beautiful French Vuillaume for a year. She was a founding member of the Excelsa Quartet, and they were invited to Europe to study with the world-renowned, Alban Berg Quartet. In 2012, after a number of successes with the quartet in competitions all over Europe, Malavika left the group and joined the famed Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Germany.
As a result of many national and international competition successes, Malavika has appeared as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and University Orchestra, Wellington Youth Orchestra and New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. She has participated in many festivals including Sangat, Prussia Cove and Schleswig Holstein and has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s leading conductors, soloists and teachers.
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