Violinist Aaron Boyd enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist and concertizes throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and Asia. As a violinist in the Escher String Quartet, he was a recipient of a 2015 Martin E. Segal Award and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has participated in the Marlboro, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, and Prussia Cove festivals and has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Orion, and Emerson quartets; the Beaux Arts Trio; Philippe Entremont; Mitsuko Uchida; Anner Bylsma; Siegfried Palm; Mark Peskanov; and Gerard Poulet. He toured and recorded internationally as a member of the Sejong Soloists and has played with the St. Paul, Orpheus, Metamorphosen, and Prometheus chamber orchestras. He has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the Ecoles D’art Americaines de Fontainebleau, the Klein Violin Competition, the Tuesday Music Society, and the Pittsburgh Concert Society and was awarded a Proclamation by the City of Pittsburgh for his musical accomplishments. Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. 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. Previously on the violin faculty of Columbia University and the University of Arizona, Mr. Boyd now lives in New York with his wife Yuko and daughter Ayu, and plays the "ex Stopak" Matteo Goffriller violin made in Venice in 1700.