Introduction

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 received numerous awards as a performer, including the Special Prize at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition, and first prizes at the Northwestern and Thaviu-Isaak Competitions.

Kaler is highly sought out as an artist-teacher and guest clinician. Her students regularly win competitions throughout the United States and abroad.

Education

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

Most influential teachers include Almita Vamos, Nelli Shkolnikova, Benjamin Mordkovich, Naoum Latinsky, Inna Gaukhman and James Buswell.

Teaching Experience

DePaul University School of Music, Associate Professor of Violin
2004-2018

She has presented master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Michigan State University and Andrews University.

Her summer festival teaching and performance engagements have included the Heifetz International Music Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival, North Shore Chamber Music Festival and Montreal Festival.