Oscar Soler

Musician Bio: 

Since his solo debut with Jovenes Arcos de Caracas at the age of seven, Oscar Soler has been invited to play with the National Repertory Orchestra, Orquesta Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Virtuosi de Caracas, and Orquesta Juvenil de Caracas. His playing has been described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer to apply "generous allure" to the violin solos of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben after his performance as concertmaster of the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra at Severance Hall. He has performed with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, and Canton Symphony. Oscar was appointed assistant concertmaster and concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra for their summer seasons in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Mr. Soler studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with violinist and pedagogue Paul Kantor and was on the violin faculty at Cleveland School for the Arts and Boulder Suzuki Strings. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree this in 2007 and Master of Music degree in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy in 2009. Oscar was appointed to the faculty of the Aber Suzuki Center, UW-SP in 2011. Mr. Soler is a native of Caracas, Venezuela.