Violinist Aaron Boyd has established a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, recording artist, lecturer and teacher. Since making his New York recital debut in 1998, he has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia.
Boyd appears regularly as an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has participated in the Marlboro, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, and Prussia Cove festivals. A prize winner of the Ecoles D’art Americaines de Fontainebleau, the Tuesday Musical Society and the Pittsburgh Concert Society competitions, Boyd was also awarded a Proclamation by the City of Pittsburgh for his musical accomplishments.
A passionate advocate for new music, Boyd has worked directly with such legendary composers as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter and Charles Wuorinen and was founder of the Zukofsky Quartet (Quartet-in-Residence, Bargemusic); the only ensemble to have played all of Milton Babbitt’s notoriously difficult string quartets.
As a recording artist, Boyd can be heard on the BIS, Music@Menlo Live, Naxos, Tzadik, North/South and Innova labels. Boyd has been broadcast in concert by NPR, WQXR, and WQED, and was profiled by Arizona Public Television.
Born in Pittsburgh, Boyd began his studies with Samuel LaRocca and Eugene Phillips and graduated from The Juilliard School where he studied with Sally Thomas and coached extensively with Paul Zukofsky and the legendary cellist Harvey Shapiro.
Formerly on the violin faculties of Columbia University and the University of Arizona, Boyd now lives in Dallas where he serves as Director of Chamber Music and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University.