Annie Fullard, violinist, is a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet which is a winner of numerous awards and prizes including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Cleveland Quartet Competition and the Banff, Fischoff and Carmel Competions. Ms. Fullard and her colleagues in The Cavani Quartet were named Musical America’s Young Artists of the Year 1989 and received the 1998 ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, the 2005 Guarneri String Quartet Residency Award and eight Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants. Ms. Fullard has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, including a Mozart 2006 tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Other appearances include Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Corcoran Gallery and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Ambassador Series in Los Angeles, Festival L’Epau in France, and the Ijsbreker Series in Amsterdam. Ms. Fullard has had the honor of collaborating with Itzhak Perlman, Robert Mann, Alisa Weilerstein, Anton Nel, Stephanie Blythe and Charles Neidich and Joel Smirnoff. as well as members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Miami, Takcas, Ying, Emerson, Borodin, Amadeus, St. Lawrence String Quartets. A recent solo appearance received this review “Fullard’s gleaming artistry added dramatic flair and chamber-music intimacy, she managed her role with bravura and sensitivity.”
Deeply committed to arts-education, Ms. Fullard has given master classes and lecture demonstrations at music festivals, universities and public and private schools in communities across the country. As member of the faculty and Quartet-in-Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988, Ms. Fullard also serves as Artistic Advisor for Community Engagement at CIM and Director of Chamber Music at Case Wesern Reserve University and the Young Artist Program at CIM. In collaboration with her colleagues she has developed the Apprentice Quartet Program, Intensive Quartet Seminar, New Quartet Project and M.A.P. (Music, Art & Poetry) PROJECT. Ms. Fullard is former artist-in-residence at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Texas and is currently visiting-artist at the University of Sourthern Illinois, Carbondale. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Fullard pursued additional studies at the Indiana University and Yale University. Her teachers and mentors include Donald Weilerstein, Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli, Earl Carlyss and Peter Salaff. A resident of Cleveland, Ms. Fullard has a son named Sam, two cats named Music and Art, and enjoys reading, downhill skiing and horseback riding.