Kyra Saltman


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  • Andersonville, Chicago, IL

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Professional Associations

Suzuki Association of the Americas


  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Masters of Music in Cello Performance, Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Suzuki Certification Books 1 - 8

Background & Experience

Praised for her “deep and resonating tone (Guitar International)”, cellist Kyra Saltman has embarked on a diverse and compelling career. She has toured the United States extensively, including concerts at the Round Top Festival Institute, the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, the Fairmont Chamber Music Society, the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, and the Kerrytown Concert House, as well as for the Nassau Music Society in the Bahamas. Kyra is currently a member of the Petar Jankovic Ensemble, an innovative ensemble consisting of string quartet and classical guitar. Kyra has appeared as a soloist with the University of Illinois at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Erato Chamber Orchestra, and the Renovo String Orchestra, among others. She currently teaches at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute and Adlai E. Stevenson High School, where she is co-director of the chamber music program.