Marion Feldman is recognized as a leading performer and pedagogue of cello and chamber music. She has been on the cello and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School Music, College and Pre-College Divisions since 1974. She is a member of the artist cello faculty in NYU Steinhardt School, Music and Performing Arts Professions. Her longest affiliation has been with CUNY Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music since 1972. She is also a member of the faculty at the City University Graduate Center. Miss Feldman received her training as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School of Music, where she studied with her mentor, Luigi Silva, additional studies at Juilliard School were with Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, and Zara Nelsova. She received her master's degree in 1962. Chamber music studies were with William Primrose, Artur Balsam, Louis Persinger, and Hans Letz.Later, she attended the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, ltaly, for summer courses with Andre Navarra. Following this, she coached with Marion Davies, a student of the famous Emanuel Feuermann, gaining musical and technical insight into his highly regarded approach to music-making and cello playing. Professor Feldman has appeared extensively throughout the United States and the Far East as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Included among her many engagements have been numerous recitals at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), and Merkin Hall in New York City. She been invited to many festivals in the Far East, among them those in Taiwan, Korea, and Mainland China. In 1992 and in 2001, she participated in government-sponsored tours of Taiwan. In addition to this, in 2001 she appeared in concert in Taipei giving master classes sponsored by the Quanta Education Foundation and the Taipei American School. This led to a collaboration for concerts at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, and master classes with members of the Ars Trio Taipei. From 1993 to the present, she has appeared at many festivals in Korea. These include the Seoul Music Festival, Cheju-Halla Festival, and the Kangneung-Manhattan Festival. She was invited to be a visiting professor for the spring festival at the Soong-Sil University in Seoul, where she gave a series of master classes. She has taught and performed at the Dae-Jin University Festival in Seoul, Korea. Professor Feldman was invited by the government of Mainland China to give master classes and a recital at the Shanghai
Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Professor Feldman is presently a member of the chamber group Metamorphosis, a piano quartet that is comprised of NYU Steinhart Music faculty members. She was for ten years a member of the New York Lyric Arts Trio. The group not only toured the United States but also founded the Downeast Chamber Music Center in Castine, Maine. The Center ran both a summer school and a chamber series which featured the trio. Later, she joined the New Manhattan Trio with the late Erick Friedman, violinist, and Joseph Seiger, pianist. She has also been a member of the Lorenzo Trio and the Aureus Ensemble. In the Fall of 2014-15 she gave a series of master classes in Taiwan. They were at the prestigious National Taipei Arts University, Shih-Chien Normal University, National Kaoshiung Normal University and Taiwan Classical Music Society. In the United States her summer activities have included: Downeast Chamber Music Center as co-director and cello and chamber music faculty, NYU String Quartet Intensive as co-director and cello and chamber music faculty, NYU Summer Strings cello and chamber music faculty, Aria, Summit and Waterloo Summer Festivals and Manhattan in the Mountains. In March 2015 she became a recipient of an NYU Excellence in Teaching Award. One of her recent projects has been compiling and editing the Cello Legacy Series for Carl Fischer music publishing company. Her published works are: Casals Legacy, Rostropovich: In Memoriam, Feuermann Legacy and Du Pré Legacy.