Artistic: Cleveland Institute of Music

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Violinists ILYA KALER and OLGA DUBOSSARSKAYA KALER will join the violin faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in the 2018-19 academic year.

Ilya Kaler’s career encompasses solo and chamber music performance, recording, and string pedagogy. He currently serves on the faculty at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and previously held positions at the Eastman School of Music and at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A native of Russia, he studied at the Moscow Central Music School and at the Moscow State Conservatory. He is married to Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler.

Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler has toured three continents as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist-teacher, combining performance and pedagogical careers. A native of Russia, she is currently a member of the World Orchestra for Peace, conducted by Valery Gergiev, and is also a member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in New York and the Chicago Ensemble. She currently serves on the faculty at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago. She is author of the textbooks Scale System for Reluctant Scale Enthusiasts and Studying Violin Technique. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, the Moscow State Conservatory, and the Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children.

Posted May 5, 2017