Caleb Ehler is from Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and is a third-year Dalhousie student in the Bachelor of Music program. He has been studying piano for 14 years and is currently a student of Peter Allen. He has also been studying viola under Yvonne DeRoller for nearly as long, and is currently the principal violist of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Ehler has performed in numerous concert settings around the Maritimes, both as a chamber and orchestral musician, as well as a soloist. His solo performances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the 2019 Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Night, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 the following year. Currently majoring in piano performance, he has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2019 Djokic Family Prize for Excellence in Performance, and the 2020 Dr. Don Wright Scholarship in Music. He was recently chosen as the winner of the NSYO’s 2020 Concerto Competition and will be performing as a soloist in the upcoming season.
Ehler currently plays a 1930 Arrigo Tivoli Fiorini viola, graciously donated to Symphony Nova Scotia by Kay Banks.