Born in Israel, Yair Kless began playing the violin at an early age. He graduated from Tel-Aviv music Academy under the tutelage of Israel Amidan, moved to Brussels to study with Andre Gertler at the Royal Conservatory and Chapelle-Musicale Reine Elizabeth.
Professor Kless is active as a soloist and chamber music player. His vast repertoire includes music from all periods. During his career, he was the first violinist of the Sol-La-Re string quartet, Israeli Baroque Ensemble, Tel-Aviv piano quartet, USA based "New Art " trio and "Modus" Trio. He collaborates with his son Eyal in the duo violin repertoire.
Kless is professor emeritus in Tel-Aviv university-Throughout the years he has held the post of head of strings faculty, and rector (1989-1993). He is also professor emeritus in Graz Kunstuniversitat and in the Royal Northern College of Music-Manchester, holding the position of “International chair”. He Participates in many prestigious festivals and conducts master classes around the globe.
Professor Kless sees great importance in educating future violin teachers. He is active in conducting seminars and workshops dedicated to different teaching methods.