She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees at the Yale School of Music where she studied with Luigi Silva; other teachers include Bernard Greenhouse and Zara Nelsova. She was a founding member of the Carnegie String Quartet in residence at Brooklyn College and a founding member of the Chamber Arts Trio with her twin sister, violinist Carol Stein Amado.
A respected teacher of cello and chamber music, she has been a professor at Bennington College and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. She taught also at the Perlman Music Program where she established the cello and chamber music programs. She is a member of the New York Violoncello Society.
She is currently on the faculty at Mannes College at The New School, and at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival. Ms. Mallow’s mother, Lillian Fuchs and uncle, Joseph Fuchs, were instrumental in reestablishing Kneisel Hall with Marianne Kneisel in 1953.