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May 2, 2017

Acclaimed Violinists Ilya and Olga Kaler to Join CIM Faculty


Violinist Olga and Ilya Kaler to Join Cleveland Institute of Music
Ilya Kaler (left) and Olga Kaler (right)

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

“For generations, CIM has been celebrated for its extraordinary string pedagogy and remarkable violin faculty,” said CIM President and CEO Paul W. Hogle. “Today, it is our profound honor to welcome these two distinguished musicians and teachers to the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ilya Kaler—the only violinist to win the Gold Medal at three prestigious competitions: the Tchaikovsky in Moscow, the Sibelius in Helsinki and the Paganini in Genoa—is one of the most sought-after pedagogues in the world. Olga Kaler is renowned as a soloist, chamber musician, artist-teacher and guest clinician. She is also a highly-respected scholar. The CIM family is delighted to welcome the Kalers to our amazing violin department, to our esteemed faculty and to Cleveland.”

The Kalers join CIM’s distinguished violin faculty, which includes international artists Joan Kwuon (department head), Jaime Laredo, Ivan Zenaty and Jinjoo Cho (interim faculty appointment); Cleveland Orchestra members William Preucil (concertmaster) and Stephen Rose (principal second violin); and Jan Sloman, principal associate concertmaster emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on our new violin faculty members, please see the full press release.