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Annie Fullard Appointed Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory

A founding member of the Cavani Quartet, Fullard has taught and served as a juror at some of the country's most prestigious institutions


The Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University has announced that violinist Annie Fullard will join its faculty as Director of Chamber Music in the Fall of 2024. She will be responsible for leading the school's chamber music program — and she succeeds Michael Kannen in this role.

Fullard is a founding member of the Cavani Quartet and has taught and performed throughout all 50 states and abroad at notable education institutions and performance venues — including The Perlman Music Program, New World Symphony, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Juilliard Summer Arts Program in Shanghai, Chautauqua Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Beaujolais (France) Stage, and a Mozart Anniversary Tour of Austria and the Czech Republic, among others.

She presently holds the Chair in Chamber Music at The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, prior to which she was a Co-Director of the Orchestral Program at Cleveland State University. Previously, she has served as the Coordinator of String Chamber Music at The University of Michigan and a member of the Quartet-in-Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music.

With the Cavani Quartet, Fullard won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and the Cleveland Quartet Award (Eastman), and was a prize-winning laureate of the Banff International, Fischoff, Coleman, and Carmel Chamber Music competitions.

"I am incredibly thrilled and honored to join the esteemed Peabody Conservatory, an institution that maintains a powerful legacy while embracing the vision of a more expansive and inclusive arts world," Fullard said. "Working as a team with Peabody faculty and leadership, I am excited to lead a program that demonstrates the power of chamber music to create connection and empathy and empowers students to effectively communicate the profound beauty of repertoire from the past, present, and future."

"I envision our students as future collaborative leaders in the arts and will encourage them to see the world from a chamber music perspective," she continued. "To borrow from the words of the late great John Coltrane, ‘When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.’"

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