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Annie Chalex Boyle Violinist

all about Annie

Internationally recognized violinist Annie Chalex Boyle has had a wide-ranging career as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral player, and teacher. Her playing has been hailed by critics as “brilliant” (Kalamazoo Gazette), “eloquent and poignant” (The San Antonio Express Journal), and “has a commanding musical impersonation…in Ives’ Second String Quartet” (Los Angeles Times). Equally comfortable with classical and contemporary works, Ms. Chalex Boyle has performed numerous new works composed for her as well as commissioned for the Harrington String Quartet. Ms. Chalex Boyle has won prizes at the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition.  She was also the Grand Prize Winner of the Junior Division of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

As a soloist, Ms. Chalex Boyle has performed recitals and been concerto soloist throughout North and South America.  As first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet, the group toured extensively nationally and internationally, including a performance at Carnegie’s Weill Hall and on the roster of Mid-America Arts Alliance. The Quartet performed with guest artists including David Shifrin, Robert Levin, James Dunham, and Pepe Romero.  She has been featured in three PBS television documentaries, heard frequently on NPR’s “Performance Today”, and has recorded on the Albany, Hänssler Classics, and Summit labels.  An advocate of new music, she has worked with many composers including Oliver Knussen, Elliot Carter, and Stephen Hartke.  Most recently, s
he has worked with American Composer John Corigliano on his Red Violin Concerto during his visit to West Texas with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro David Cho.  Before moving to Lubbock, she taught violin at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, played with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and coached chamber music the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She also recorded for numerous television series and pop albums, along with being featured in two national television commercials for Saturn Autos in the early 1990's.  

Born in Illinois, Ms. Chalex Boyle began violin in the Music for Youth Suzuki Program and continued her work with Almita and Roland Vamos. She also attended the University of Southern California studying with Robert Lipsett and worked with Robert Mann and Felix Galimir at The Juilliard School. She is currently an Associate Professor of Violin at Texas Tech University, and is Concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony and Lubbock Chamber Orchestra.  Ms. Chalex Boyle performs on a 1652 Andrea Guarneri.

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