Gary Kosloski



Area of Study

Chamber Music , Private Lessons , Workshop Leader

Career Highlights

B.M., L.M.U.S. University of Regina, Canada,
M.M., D.Mus. Indiana University

Canadian born violinist and winner of the Governor General’s Medal, Gary Kosloski, has been highly praised as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher. He has performed in Canada, Europe and the U.S., where he made a successful New York debut in 1985. Dr. Kosloski is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards from the Canada Council of the Arts and Indiana University, where his teacher was the renowned pedagogue Josef Gingold. Additional training in Canada, the U.S. and Europe includes studies with Howard Leyton-Brown, Max Rostal, Tadeusz Wronski and Franco Gulli.

Dr. Kosloski was a founding member of the Elysian Trio. He has 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, St. Barth’s Festival, and the Sunflower Music Festival. A former member of the violin faculties of Baldwin-Wallace College, the University of Oklahoma and Florida State University, he has also coordinated the chamber music programs for the Music Academy of the West, the Lucca Festival, and Oberlin-in-Italy program in Urbania. His articles have been published in Strad Magazine and the American String Teachers’ Journal. He has completed an English translation of Dominique Hoppenot’s metaphysical look at violin playing, Le violon interieur (The Violin Within).

Gary Kosloski teaches privately in New York City and at Hoff-Barthelson Music School.