Grigory Kalinovsky

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Violinist Grigory Kalinovsky

Grigory Kalinovsky is a violinist and an educator. He is currently on the faculty at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Mr. Kalinovsky began his studies in his native St. Petersburg, Russia under Tatiana Liberova[1]. Upon moving to the United States, he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music, graduating from Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, studying with Maestro Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec[2][3].

After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music Mr. Kalinovsky joined the faculty at his alma mater until his move to Indiana University in 2013[4]. As an active educator, he has taught in numerous summer programs, including Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists Program in Canada[5], Heifetz International Music Institute[6], and Keshet Eilon Mastercourse[7]. He has been invited for masterclasses internationally at some of the most esteemed music schools, including New England Conservatory[8], Colburn School[9], Sibelius Academy in Finland[10], and Jerusalem Music Center[11], among others.

Professor Kalinovsky is notable for his ergonomic approach to violin technique. He has written articles about the topic published on Strings Magazine.[12], Strad Magazine[13], and gave a lecture at 2017 American String Teachers Association Annual Conference, titled "Taming Tension"[14][15].

His students have won prizes at national and international competitions, including Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, Andrea Postacchini Young Violinists Competition in Italy[16], Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition in Chicago[17], and Tibor Varga Junior Violin Competition in Switzerland[18].


Shostakovich Violin Sonata and Twenty-Four Preludes, transcribed for violin and piano by Dmitri Tziganov and Lera Auerbach; Grigory Kalinovsky, violin with Tatiana Goncharova, piano. Centaur Records[19].

Weinberg, Complete Sonatas and Sonatina for Violin and Piano; Grigory Kalinovsky, violin with Tatiana Goncharova, piano. Naxos Records[20].


  1. ^ "Татьяна Либерова и ее ученики. Юбилейный вечер". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  2. ^ "Alumni US | Manhattan School of Music (1993-1997)". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  3. ^ "Thirsty : 2014 Fall : A Conversation with Violinist Pinchas Zukerman". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  4. ^ 2013-03-04T00:00:00+00:00. "IU recruits Grigory Kalinovsky". The Strad. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  5. ^ "Young Artists Program". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  6. ^ Niles, Laurie. "Cultivating a Relaxed Left-Hand: Technique Class with Grigory Kalinovsky".
  7. ^ keshetei. "Grigory KalinovskyDates of residenceJuly 28 - Aug. 8". קשת אילון. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  8. ^ "Grigory Kalinovsky masterclass". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  9. ^ "Colburn Community School of Performing Arts". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  10. ^ "Grigori Kalinovsky: Violin playing without the shoulder rest". University of the Arts Helsinki – 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  11. ^ "Renowned violinist Grigory Kalinovsky returns to Israel - Israel News - Jerusalem Post". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  12. ^ "Conquering Coordination Through Broken-Rhythm Patterns by Grigory Kalinovsky".
  13. ^ 2018-02-26T17:31:00+00:00. "Technique: How to achieve clean and effortless definition in the left hand, by Grigory Kalinovsky". The Strad. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  14. ^ "2017 ASTA National Conference on Guidebook". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  15. ^ ""Taming Tension" ASTA Conference Presentation by Grigory Kalinovsky". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  16. ^ Postacchini, Concorso Violinistico. "2015 - Edition XXII". Concorso Violinistico Postacchini (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  17. ^ "Announcing the 2016 Fischoff Competition Winners - Fischoff". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  18. ^ "Sion concours | Concours international de Violon à Sion en Valais – Suisse" (in French). Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  19. ^ "Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Etc / Kalinovsky, Gon ... - Centaur Records: CRC2636 | Buy from ArkivMusic". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  20. ^ "Weinberg: Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano / Ka ... - Naxos: 8572320-21 | Buy from ArkivMusic". Retrieved 2019-08-16.

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