Annie Fullard

Violinist, Annie Fullard, joyfully celebrates more than thirty years as a member of The Cavani String Quartet,
hailed by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant”. Ms. Fullard and her quartet
colleagues are recipients of The Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and winners of The Cleveland Quartet

Competition, Banff, Fischoff, Carmel and Coleman Competitions, ASCAP Award for Adventurous Program-
ming and were honored to receive The Guarneri Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence twice from Chamber

Music America. A leader in the field of chamber music advocacy and education, Ms. Fullard recognizes the
empathy and connectivity of chamber music as a metaphor for the kind of communication that we should strive
for between cultures and nations. She serves as Distinguished Artist, Charles and Mary Jean Yates Chamber
Music Chair at The Robert Mc Duffie Center for Strings and, for more than 30 years served as faculty and
member of the Quartet -in- Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music. Annie served as resident faculty for
The Juilliard Arts program in Shanghai, China, and is co-Program Director for Encore Chamber Music Institute
String Quartet Seminar. performs as a guest artist, presents master classes and seminars at music festivals, in all
fifty states and abroad, including The Perlman Music Program, New World Symphony, Norfolk Chamber Music
Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Chautauqua Festival, Kneisel Hall, Violins of
Hope, Beaujolais (France) Stage 2019, and a special Mozart Anniversary Tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague.
Ms. Fullard is Director of Outreach for The Cleveland Chamber Music Society and has served as a juror for The

Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, St. Paul String Quartet Competition, Discover National Com-
petition, and the Violin Society of America. Recognizing the natural ability of chamber music playing to inspire

cognitive and emotional development in children through empathy and interaction she founded The Friday
Night Chamber Music Program for pre college students and continues that work at The Music Settlement,
Cleveland. Ms. Fullard and her Cavani colleagues are devoted to programming that joins multiple disciplines,

such as visual art, poetry, and dance including the critically acclaimed COLLAGE: Music and Poetry, with spo-
ken word poet Mwatabu Okantah, Professor of Pan African Studies at Kent State University. Projects on the

horizon include a book, The Art of Collaboration -A Creative Guide to Rehearsal Techniques and Musical Team
Building with writing partner Dorianne Cotter-Lockard, PhD. Teachers and mentors include Donald Weilerstein,
Josef Gingold, Dr. Ronald Crutcher, and Peter Salaff. She enjoys listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Beethoven, and
has two cats Mewzik and Art. Ms Fullard supports all racial equity and inclusivity movements including BLM.
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