A Conversation with Violinist Ilya Kaler

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Heard On The Midday
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violinist Ilya Kaler

Stephanie Elkins interviews violinist Ilya Kaler who will be performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in the Capital Theater in Madison tonight at 7:30pm. The performance will include Boyce’s “Symphony No. 5 in D major”, Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto in D major”, and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 4 Tragic in C minor.”

Kaler studied at Moscow Conservatory under Leonid Kogan and Viktor Tretiakov, earning both a master’s and doctorate degree. He is a gold medal winner at three of the worlds prestigious international violin competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981).

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Allen Rieland Technical Director