About the Director
Deborah Molodofsky is the Founder and Director of the Amadeus Conservatory of Music & Theater. Educated in both music and literature, she received a Bachelors of Music, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan School of Music where she studied with Paul Makanowitsky, the assistant of Ivan Galamian. She received a Masters of Arts in English Magna Cum Laude plus PhD (ABD) from Wayne State University, where she double majored in music and English studying with Mischa Mischakoff, former concertmaster of the NBC Symphony. Other notable teachers include Piotr Milewski, assistant to Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. She has also studied chamber music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Interested in the intersections between music and literature, she pursued doctoral studies writing a dissertation on symphonic and atonal form in The Magic Mountain and Dr. Faustus by Thomas Mann and jazz in the USA trilogy by John Dos Passos.
As she was finishing the dissertation she was invited to join the first violin section of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, with which she performed throughout the United States and Mexico. She has concertized in France, Italy and Austria and has recorded with Decca. She has been a member of the Joachim Trio, The Debussy Quartet, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Symphony String Quartet, Michigan Opera Theater, Michigan Chamber Orchestra, Florida West Coast Symphony, Meadow Brook Music Festival, Meadowmount, The International Summer Academy Orchestra and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival.