Alexander Kalman comes from a family of musicians originating in Russia. At the age of 8 he started violin lessons under the guidance of his father, Felix Kalman. After winning violin competitions throughout Russia and graduating from the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts in Vladivostok, Alexander moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1995. In Alaska, Alexander was a member of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and won the Alaska-ASTA String Competition.
In the fall of 1996, Alexander moved to Los Angeles, California, where he received his MM degree from USC and subsequently completed his DMA degree under the leadership of Professor Eudice Shapiro. Alexander is a member of the Pasadena and New West Symphonies. He also records motion picture soundtracks, performs as a soloist, and performs in chamber music recitals throughout Los Angeles area.
Mr. Kalman also serves as a guest concertmaster for the Nimbus Ensemble and the Brentwood Symphony in Los Angeles, as well as the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in which he toured South America in April of 2006.
Alexander Kalman is a devoted teacher and enjoys educating violinists and chamber musicians of all ages. He has been teaching the violin since the age of nineteen in Russia, Fairbanks (AK), and Manchester, Vermont. Currently, Dr. Kalman is a faculty member at the Los Angeles City College.