Joseph Malovany possesses a brilliant spinto tenor voice, described by the London Guardian as "most powerful, beautiful and expressive spinto technique... sturdy and heroic" and by the Swedish newspaper Goteborgs Posten as "Judaism's Jussi Bjorling".
Leonard Bernstein, after hearing him over the Jewish High Holy Days, expressed his hope to hear Cantor Malovany "sing beyond the Altar." Although he turned down invitations to sing major operatic rolls on the opera stage, Joseph Malovany does perform oratorias and symphonic works which require the tenor voice as the soloist.
Dedication to World Jewry For many years, Joseph Malovany has sung the holocaust memorial prayers at the central New York commemorations at Madison Square Garden, attended by the President and the Vice President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel. His heartfelt memorial prayer was chanted at the memorial service for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
In January 1998 he was the soloist in Philadelphia at the American premiere of this symphony with the combined orchestra consisting of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta. Over 20,000 people attended this event which officially opened the American year-long celebrations commemorating Israel's Fiftieth Anniversary.
Education He currently holds the academic position of Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at Yeshiva University. He also holds the position of Dean of the J.D.C. Moscow Academy of Jewish Music. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, he served as Cantor at Tel-Aviv's Bilu synagogue, as Cantor of the Israeli Army and at synagogues in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Joseph Malovany is a holder of the highest artistic diplomas from the Music Academy in Tel Aviv and from Great Britain's Royal Academy and Trinity College of Music. He has been awarded the "Fellow" of the Trinity College of Music as well as many citations and honors from various national and international organizations. He is Honorary President of the Cantorial Council of America and Past Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Jewish Music. In 1997, he was awarded the Joseph Malovany Chair for Advanced Studies in Jewish Liturgical Music at the Belz School of Music Yeshiva University.
Touring The World - our Cantor as toured extensively in Europe, South America and in the United States with many international orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, the Russian State Symphony, the Belgium Radio Symphony ,the Mexico Symphony, the London Classical, the New York Symphony, he Bucharest Opera Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra the Hungarian State Orchestra and the Romanian Radio and Television Orchestras, among many others.
He has appeared at Amsterdam's Royal Opera House, London's Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls and Barbican Center, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls in New York, the Core States Center in Philadelphia and Brussels Palace of Fine Arts. Joseph Malovany has concertized extensively with performances at Sao Paulo's Teatro Cultura Artistica, the Harodion Amphitheater near Bethlehem and in Toledo and the opera house of Santander, Spain.
Cantor Malovany recently received the honor of being knighted as "Commander of the Legion of Honor" by President Aleksander Kwasniewski of the Republic of Poland.