"A consummate musician, Kaler is in total control at all times, with a peerless mastery of his violin."

"You will never hear the violin played more perfectly...Kaler displays a complete virtuoso arsenal, rhythmic vitality, warmth of tone and sentiment."

"Kaler's recordings of the Paganini Caprices are in a class by themselves and combining the perfection, passion and phrase sculpting of Michael Rabin with the energy, excitement and immediacy of Jascha Heifetz"

"A magician, bewitching our ears."

"Ilya Kaler is an explosive virtuoso who assaults the ears and compels with his sheer fluency."

Kaler shines in Ars Viva’s contrasted program of Dvorák and Bartók
Dennis Polkow | Chicago Classical Review | October 29, 2013

Musicians' performances are stunning
Daniel Crafts | Albuquerque | March 29, 2013

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3, Opp. 78, 100 and 108 – Album Review
Joseph Magil | American Record Guide | October 2002

Szymanowski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Nocturne and Tarantella – Album Review
Edward Greenfield | Gramophone | July 2007

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky – Album Review
Tim Perry | Music Web International | September 2007

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin – Album Review
Infodad | TransCentury Communications | June 5, 2008

Brahams, J. / Schumann, R.: Violin Concertos – Album Review
Tim Perry | MusicWeb International | November 2008

Inhuman perfection
Michael Celbar | Amazon.com | January 2009

Kaler's superb Brahms performance with Ars Viva, a season highlight
Bryant Manning | Chicago Classical Review | November 16, 2009

Eugene Ysaye: Solo Violin Sonatas – Album Review
Chang Tou Liang | The Flying Inkpot | 2010

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Souvenir d'un lieu cher – Album Review
John J. Puccio | Classical Candor | June 2010

Violinist Kaler, symphony shine in performance of Tchaikovsky
David Williams | The Charleston Gazette | March 6, 2010

Taneyev, S.I.: Suite de Concert / Ioann Damaskin – Album Review
Aldo Fenech | timesofmalta.com | September 2011

Karlowicz, M: Serenade / Violin Concerto - Album Review
James A. Altena | Fanfare | September 2011

Ilya Kaler's Mastery at TBC's Seully Hall
Cashman Kerr Prince | The Boston Musical Intelligencer | October 10, 2011

Ilya Kaler included in the Penguin Guide 1000 Finest Classical Recordings