Argentine-American violist Aimée McAnulty was born and raised in Southern California. She joined Ivalas in 2019 after graduating with her Bachelor Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Michigan and continued with the quartet to Colorado to pursue an Artist Diploma in String Quartet, studying with the acclaimed Takács Quartet and renowned violists Erika Eckert and Richard O’Neill. As the Ivalas Quartet continues their residency as Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, Aimée is proud to be a Lisa Arnhold and Gluck Community Engagement Fellow.
She has been heard performing at several festivals, most notably: Eastern Sierra Symphony Chamber Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Trentino Music Festival in Italy. She is passionate about coaching and spending time with young chamber music groups whenever she has the opportunity. While located in Los Angeles, Aimée served as principal violist for the Colburn Conservatory Chamber and Youth Orchestras and was a featured soloist and principal of the Olympia Youth Orchestra. As a white-passing Latinx individual Aimée strives to improve visibility and recognition for BIPOC composers and artists as well as uphold a reverence for individuality of expression. Aimée hopes to inspire younger generations to use their talents collaboratively, and is an enthusiastic advocate for chamber music, new music, and solo repertoire. Currently Aimée is playing a Giovanni Grancino viola made in 1699 on loan to her generously through the Juilliard Collection. In her spare time, she loves backpacking, reading and baking!