Peter Salaff

Peter Salaff is currently director of the String Chamber Music department at Cleveland Institute of Music. Founding member, the Cleveland Quartet. As a Quartet member, received a Grammy Award, 7 Grammy nominations and “Best of the Year” awards from Time and Stereo Review for recordings of more than 50 chamber works on major labels.

Mr. Salaff has performed numerous concerts with the Cleveland Quartet, including tours of Europe, Japan, the Soviet Union, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Israel, the United States and Canada. Former faculty member at the University of Concepcion, Chile; Cleveland Institute of Music; State University of New York at Buffalo; the Eastman School of Music. Summer faculty at Interlochen, Chamber Music in the Mountains at Echo Glen; Aspen, Norfolk, Kneisel Hall, Killington Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Schleswig Holstein Music Festivals.

Mr. Salaff received Yale School of Music Alumni Association’s Certificate of Merit. He has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras and in recital in the U.S. and South America. Ensembles he has coached have won international prizes including 8 Naumburg Awards, Banff International String Quartet Competition Awards, Coleman Chamber Ensemble Awards, Fischoff National Chamber Music Awards, among others.