Valeria Vilker Kuchment received her graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she was a student of Yuri Yankelevich; upon finishing her studies, she became a faculty member at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory College. Ms. Vilker Kuchment was a prizewinner in a number of international violin and chamber music competitions, including the International Competition at Prague and at Munich, where she was awarded First Prize. She has appeared as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician throughout the former Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Italy, and France.
Since coming to the United States in 1975 Ms. Vilker Kuchment has performed throughout the country, winning critical acclaim for her appearances in Washington and Boston and at New York's Lincoln Center. She has also been first violin for the Apple Hill Chamber Players and concertmaster of SinfoNova, the Harvard Chamber Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society and the Boston Philharmonic. Ms. Vilker Kuchment joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 1986-87 season and has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. She is a faculty member at New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has recorded for Melodiya, Sine Qua Non and Sonora Productions.