Argentine-American violist Aimée McAnulty was born and raised in Southern California. She joined Ivalas in 2019 after graduating from Yizhak Schotten’s studio at the University of Michigan. She has participated in masterclasses with many accomplished artists, including Atar Arad, Stephen Wyrczynski, and Michelle LaCourse. She has been heard performing at several festivals, most notably: Eastern Sierra Symphony Chamber Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Aspen Music Festival and the Trentino Music Festival in Italy. She is also passionate about coaching young groups in her hometown of Pasadena, CA and at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Currently she is pursuing an Artist Diploma in String Quartet, studying with the acclaimed Takács Quartet and renowned violists Erika Eckert and Richard O’Neill. While located in Los Angeles, Aimée served as principal violist of 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. Aimée plays a beloved modern instrument made in 2013 by Polish maker, Stanley Kiernoziak. In her spare time, she loves to bake, read, and go backpacking with friends.