Annie Chalex Boyle is currently an Assistant Professor of Violin at Texas Tech University. She is internationally recognized as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Her playing has been hailed by critics as “brilliant” (Kalamazoo Gazette) and “eloquent and poignant” (The San Antonio Express Journal). 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. In the Spring of 2016, she will be releasing a CD on the Centaur Label featuring the complete works for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel with pianist David Palmer.
As a soloist, Ms. Chalex Boyle has performed solo recitals and concerti throughout North and South American. She has been the first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet 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”, and released a recording on Albany Records.
Ms. Chalex Boyle taught with Midwest Young Artists and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Program from 2006-2008. She is formerly a member of the Southwest String Quartet, the quartet in residence with the Southwest Chamber Music Society, in Los Angeles. Ms. Chalex Boyle has also been a member of the groups XTET and Pentacle, both contemporary music ensembles. She has been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” with various chamber music ensembles and chamber orchestras. Before moving to Lubbock, she taught violin at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
In the summer, Ms. Chalex Boyle is a frequently requested teacher and performer. In the summer of 2016, she will be a Mentor at the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas, as well as starting a new violin festival, the Lake City String Academy in Colorado.
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 and Felix Galimir. She has also studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Center of the North Shore in Winnetka, IL.