Violinist | Teacher | Soloist
Gary Kosloski, Canadian-born violinist and winner of the Governor General’s Medal, has been highly praised for his outstanding qualities as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher. He has performed in Canada, Europe, and the United States, making a successful New York debut in 1985.
Mr. Kosloski has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards from the Canada Council of the Arts and from the Indiana University School of Music. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in performance from Indiana University where his teacher was the renowned pedagogue, Josef Gingold. Additional training in Canada, the United States and Europe includes studies with Howard Leyton-Brown, Max Rostal, Tadeusz Wronski and Franco Gulli.
Mr. Kosloski was a founding member of the Elysian Trio, acclaimed in the New York Times for its “musical vitality and intelligence.” He has also served as concertmaster and soloist with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. He has participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the St. Barth’s Festival, the Sunflower Music Festival (Kansas), and the Winter Harbor Festival (Maine).
Dr. Kosloski has taught on the faculties of Baldwin-Wallace College, the University of Oklahoma, and Florida State University as a professor of violin, and has coordinated the chamber music programs for the Music Academy of the West, the Lucca Festival, and the Oberlin-in-Italy program in Urbania. He has had articles published in Strad Magazine and the American String Teachers’ Journal, and has completed an English translation of Dominique Hoppenot’s metaphysical look at violin playing, Le violon intérieur (The Violin Within).
Gary Kosloski currently teaches privately in New York City and serves on the string faculty at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY.