Violinist Peter Salaff was a founding member of the Cleveland Quartet, with whom he has received seven GRAMMY Award nominations, a GRAMMY award and "Best of the Year" awards from Time and Stereo Review. He has performed and toured across North America, the former Soviet Union, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Israel. Mr. Salaff now spends his summers teaching and performing at the Music Academy of the West.


  • Yale School of Music

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (1995–present)
  • Music Academy of the West (1996–present)
    • Summer faculty