Joining the CIM faculty in 2018-2019, Olga Kaler has been praised by music critics for her "deep, soulful sound" and "powerful, enchanting renditions." She is a renowned soloist, chamber musician, and artist-teacher. She has won numerous awards including the Special Prize at the Rodolfo Lipitzer International Competition and 1st Prizes at the Northwestern and Thaviu-Isaacs Competitions. Not only has Ms. Kaler established success in her performance career, but she is highly sought out as an artist-teacher and guest clinician. She has presented master classes at many distinguished schools and held various summer festival teaching engagements.


  • DMA, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Moscow State Conservatory
  • Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children

Teaching Experience

DePaul University School of Music
Associate Professor of Violin