Olga Kaler is a violin soloist, chamber musician, and faculty member at Chicago’s DePaul School of Music. She has a degree from the Moscow State Conservatory, and is currently taking her doctorate at Northwestern University. Kaler won the Special Prize at the 1990 Rodolfo Lipitzer International Competition, was a finalist at the Concert Artist Guild International Competition. Since 2005 she has toured annually with the World Orchestra for Peace under Valery Gergiev. Olga Kaler has played a Joseph Curtin violin since 1999.