Director, Wind Ensemble
Originally, from Long Island, New York, Abhinn Malhotra began his undergraduate education at Hofstra University as a Euphonium Performance major studying with Michael Salzman and was principal Euphonium of the Hofstra University Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and Principal Trombone of the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra. With his numerous ensemble and solo appearances, he was the recipient of the Stephen P. Saltzman Endowed Scholarship, an annual award for undergraduate Euphonium players demonstrating excellence in performance. During his time at Hofstra, he also began studying independently and performing as a soloist under the guidance of world-renowned Euphonium player Aaron Vanderweele, who was the recipient of the 2007 International Euphonium Player of the Year Award.
Abhinn transferred to the prestigious Peabody Institute of Music in order to complete his undergraduate Euphonium studies with Dr. Steven Kellner, former principal Euphonium player of the famous “President’s Own” United States Marine Band. He has performed at Peabody as principal Euphonium of the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and Brass Band, and as a member of the Peabody Concert Orchestra, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Trombone Ensemble. It was at the Peabody Institute that he also began formally studying Wind Conducting with Dr. Harlan D. Parker.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Euphonium Performance in the Spring of 2016, Abhinn returned to Peabody in the Fall and began pursuing two Master’s degrees in Wind Conducting and Euphonium Performance, continuing his studies with Dr. Harlan D. Parker, and Dr. Steven Kellner respectively. In his conducting debut, he led an ensemble of his peers in his first of many Wind Conducting recitals, and later led the Peabody Wind Ensemble in a performance of Viet Cuong’s “Sound and Smoke”.
After completing his Graduate degrees in the Spring of 2018, Abhinn returned to the Peabody Institute in the Fall as a Doctoral Candidate in Wind Conducting, and was awarded the Wind Conducting Graduate Assistantship. He teaches Beginner conducting courses, assists with intermediate and advanced conducting courses taught by Dr. Harlan Parker, and continues to give recitals and conducts the Peabody Wind Ensemble along with his duties as the music director for the Johns Hopkins Wind Ensemble.Outside of music, Abhinn enjoys cooking, road trips, and is an avid hockey and baseball fan.