Ilya Kaler

Biography

Born: 1963; Moscow, Russia  
Russian violinist Ilya Kaler has been compared to masters such as Itzhak Perlman and Jascha Heifetz. He has the distinction of being the only violinist to win gold medals in three of the most prestigious international competitions: the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981). He has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, Read more recording artist, and educator.

Kaler was born into a musical family in Moscow in 1963, and attended the Central Music School for Especially Gifted Children. He received his master's degree and his doctorate from the Moscow State Conservatory, where his teachers included Leonid Kogan and Viktor Tretyakov. He has established a significant international career, performing with some of the world's great orchestras, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Leningrad Philharmonic, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony. His experience in chamber music includes participation in the Newport and Chautauqua Music Festivals, and other musicians with whom he has collaborated include Janos Starker, Steven Doane, Emanuel Ax, Yuri Bashmet, and Myron Bloom.

Kaler has taught at the Eastman Conservatory of Music, Indiana University School of Music (where he was Distinguished Professor of Music), and DePaul University. He has served as concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and as guest concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. His recordings include a broad range of concertos, solo works, and chamber music by composers as diverse as Paganini, Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Glazunov, Szymanowski, Shostakovich, and Messiaen. Read less

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Born: 1963; Moscow, Russia  
Russian violinist Ilya Kaler has been compared to masters such as Itzhak Perlman and Jascha Heifetz. He has the distinction of being the only violinist to win gold medals in three of the most prestigious international competitions: the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981). He has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro ma non troppo - Poco piu mosso, quasi vivace
II. Allegro grazioso - Meno mosso
III. Poco adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro con brio - Meno mosso - Vivace
I. Lento maestoso - Allegro vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Tempo I - Allegro molto -
II. Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo -
III. Andante - Vivace non troppo - Andante - Allegretto
IV. Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia) - Allegretto scherzando - Meno mosso - Allegro - Moderato
V. Allegro
VI. Lento maestoso - Vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Lento - Vivace
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
I. Nocturne
II. Scherzo
III. Passacaglia
IV. Burlesque
I. Allegro moderato
II. Romance: Andante
III. Finale: Vivace assai
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
I. In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
II. Langsam -
III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell
I. Adagio
II. Fuga: Allegro
III. Siciliana
IV. Presto
I. Allemanda
II. Double
III. Corrente
IV. Double: Presto
V. Sarabande
VI. Double
VII. Tempo di Borea
VIII. Double
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Allemande
II. Corrente
III. Sarabande
IV. Giga
V. Ciaccona
I. Adagio
II. Fuga
III. Largo
IV. Allegro assai
I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en rondeau
IV. Menuet I and II
V. Bourree
VI. Gigue
Vivace assai -
Tempo comodo - Andantino -
Vivace scherzando -
Poco meno - Allegretto -
Vivace (Tempo I)
Moderato - Molto tranquillo -
Andantino sostenuto -
Allegramente - Molto energico -
Andantino - Molto tranquillo
Nocturne: Lento assai
Tarantella: Presto appassionato
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
I. Meditation
II. Scherzo
III. Melodie
I. Grave
II. Fugato
III. Allegretto poco scherzoso
IV. Finale: Con brio
I. Prelude, "Obsession": Poco vivace
II. Malinconia: Poco lento
III. Sarabande, "Danse des ombres": Lento
IV. Les furies: Allegro furioso
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
I. Allemande: Lento maestoso
II. Sarabande: Quasi lento
III. Finale: Presto ma non troppo
I. L'aurore: Lento assai
II. Danse rustique: Allegro giocoso molto moderato
Violin Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27, No. 6
Vivace ma non troppo
Adagio
Allegro molto moderato
Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante
Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)
Allegro
Adagio
Un poco presto e con sentimento
Presto agitato
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
I. Nocturne
II. Scherzo
III. Passacaglia
IV. Burlesque
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Adagio - Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace non troppo
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Sehr lebhaft
III. Leise, einfach
IV. Bewegt
No. 1 in E major
No. 2 in B minor
No. 3 in E minor
No. 4 in C minor
No. 5 in A minor
No. 6 in G minor
No. 7 in A minor
No. 8 in E flat major
No. 9 in E major
No. 10 in G minor
No. 11 in C major
No. 12 in A flat major
No. 13 in B flat major
No. 14 in E flat major
No. 15 in E minor
No. 16 in G minor
No. 17 in E flat major
No. 18 in C major
No. 19 in E flat major
No. 20 in D major
No. 21 in A major
No. 22 in F major
No. 23 in E flat major
No. 24 in A minor


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