Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler (USA)
Praised by critics for her “deep, soulful sound” and “powerful and enchanting renditions” is successfully combining careers of a concert violinist and an artist-teacher. Currently Kaler is a violin Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She holds Doctoral degree from the Northwestern University, with previous degrees from the New England Conservatory of Boston, the Moscow State Conservatory, and The Stolyarsky Music School in Odessa. Kaler was awarded top prizes at the Rodolfo Lipitzer International Competition in Italy and at the Northwestern Competition and Thaviu-Isaacs Competition in the United States. She appears regularly in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings throughout the United States and Europe. Described as “THE BOOK” and “the Bible for Violinists” by the leading US pedagogues, Dr. Kaler’s Scale System for Reluctant Scale Enthusiasts for violin as well as a new version for viola were adapted into curriculums of conservatories around the world, along with her acclaimed method book, An Effective Method for Teaching and Studying Violin Technique. Olga is a Keshet Eilon Faculty member.