Lila Pollack

Violin Teacher

Lila Pollack

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Lila Pollack is Associate Artistic Director of the Noel Pointer Foundation. She joined NPF in Fall 2014 and teaches Prelude ensemble, violin and viola.

Lila is an accomplished violinist who made her solo debut at eight years old. Since then she has performed at venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barge Music, Merkin Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kimmel Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and in countries outside the U.S. including Spain, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Wales, China and Holland.

She is on faculty at Avenues: The World School as the Strings Teacher for Lower and Middle School, The Diller­ Quaile School of Music and also instructs her private studio while still fulfilling her many other professional obligations.

Lila has played with a number of orchestras as Principal in various venues, including the HKFO; the Spitalfields Summer Festival and Pierre Boulez Festival; the Orpheus Sinfonia; and the Orion Foundation Orchestra, including on its 2011 summer tour to Aberystwyth, Wales. She performed with Manhattan Symphonie on their April 2014 tour to China as Principal Second.

Lila received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Eastman School of Music where she studied with Mikhail Kopelman and Charlie Castleman. She served as Concertmaster of Eastman’s Philharmonia Orchestra for two years. Lila graduated from Royal Academy of Music (London, England) with a Masters degree in violin performance while studying with Hu Kun, the only protege of Yehudi Menuhin. There she earned her licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching certificate. She was awarded the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Prize in 2011.

Lila is currently enrolled in Year 2 Teacher Training Course at School for Strings for Suzuki Violin Books 4 through 8.