ANNIE FULLARD, Violin
Nationally recognized as a dynamic leader in the field of chamber music performance, education and advocacy, Annie Fullard, violinist, is a member of The Cavani String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988.
As the founding member of the Cavani Quartet, Ms. Fullard is a prize winner of Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Cleveland Quartet Competition and the Banff, Fischoff and Carmel Competitions. Cavani Quartet was named Musical America’s Young Artists (1989) and received the ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music (1998), the Guarneri String Quartet Residency Award (2005, 2013) and eight Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants. Ms. Fullard has toured extensively throughout the world, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Festival L’Epau in France, and the Ijsbreker Series in Amsterdam with distinguished artists including Robert Mann, Alisa Weilerstein, Anton Nel, Stephanie Blythe, Charles Neidich, Itzhak Perlman, Joel Smirnoff, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Miami, Takacs, Ying, Emerson, Borodin, Amadeus, St. Lawrence String Quartets.
Deeply committed to communicating the joy of music, Ms. Fullard has given lectures and master classes at universities, conservatories, and festivals across the country, including The New World Symphony, The Aspen School of Music, The Perlman Music Program, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Chamber Music Connection and The Academy (Chicago). Former chamber music students include members of the Jupiter, Miro, Catalyst, Daedalus, Biava, Afiara, Vega, Aeolus, Omer Quartets, as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Fullard pursued additional studies at the Indiana University, Ohio State University and Yale University. Her teachers and mentors include Donald Weilerstein, Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli, Earl Carlyss and Peter Salaff. She lives in Shaker Heights with her husband Jim, son Sam, two cats named Mewzik and Art.