Annie Chalex Boyle
Violinist Annie Chalex Boyle is internationally recognized as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Ms. Chalex Boyle is currently the Director of Educational Activities with Chamber Music North, located in Traverse City, Michigan. She is also the Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Institute at the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. Beginning in fall 2011, she will be teaching as a Visiting Professor of Violin at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. As a founding member of Quartet-à-tête Piano Quartet, with violist Joanna Mendoza, cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes, and pianist David Palmer, she performs in venues across the country.
Before moving to Traverse City, she was the first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet, concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony, and was a faculty member at West Texas A&M University. During her tenure with the Harrington String Quartet, the group toured nationally and internationally, including a performance at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. The quartet was featured in the PBS television documentary entitled “A Sound Collaboration-The Harrington String Quartet”, and released an Albany Recording of the complete string quartets of Daniel McCarthy in September of 2007. While Ms. Chalex Boyle was a member, The Harrington Quartet performed with guest artists David Shifrin, Robert Levin, James Dunham, Arthur Rowe, Caroline Stessinger, Pepe Romero, James Dick, and members of the Pro Arte, Miro, and Cavani Quartets. While living in Texas, Ms. Chalex Boyle was also on the faculty at Amarillo College as a teacher with the Amarillo College Suzuki Program.
Ms. Chalex Boyle taught at Midwest Young Artists in Chicago from 2006-2008, where she maintained a private studio and coached chamber music. She was also a chamber music coach for the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra during that time. She is formerly a member of the Southwest String Quartet, the quartet in residence with the Southwest Chamber Music Society, in Los Angeles. She worked with many contemporary composers including Elliot Carter, Oliver Knussen, and Stephen Hartke. Ms. Chalex Boyle was also a member of the group XTET, a contemporary music ensemble. She has been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” with various chamber music ensembles and chamber orchestras.
As a soloist, Ms. Chalex Boyle has performed with the New England Conservatory Orchestra, Harper College Symphony, Northwest Chicago Symphony, Randel Chamber Orchestra, Mondovi Chamber Orchestra, Musicorda Orchestra, Amarillo Virtuosi, and numerous high school and university orchestras. She has been a frequent guest of Camerata San Antonio, as well as Chamber Music North and Chamber Music Amarillo. She has been Concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, University of Southern California Symphony, Tanglewood Orchestra, Amarillo Virtuosi, Interlochen Faculty Orchestra, Randel Chamber Orchestra and Quartz Mountain Music Festival, and beginning in the fall of 2011, the Concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony.
In the summer, Ms. Chalex Boyle is a frequently requested teacher and has been on the faculties at Midwest Young Artists Chamber Music Program in Wisconsin, the Austin Chamber Music Center in Texas, and at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. She has performed at numerous festivals including the Oregon Bach Festival, the Wintergreen Festival, the Bellingham Festival of Music in Washington, the Festival-Institute at Roundtop in Texas, and the Chamber Music at the Barn in Kansas.
Ms. Chalex Boyle was a Gold Medal Winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the Junior Division. She was a prizewinner in the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She was also a finalist in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Stulberg International String Competition. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California where she studied with Robert Lipsett (cum laude) and her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School where she studied with Robert Mann. She has also studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Center of the North Shore in Winnetka, IL.
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