Bayla Keyes, violin and viola
Described as "a charismatic soloist of expressive generosity and technical élan," violinist Bayla Keyes is an ardent champion for a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. Trained at Curtis Institute and Yale University, Keyes performed with the acclaimed Music from Marlboro and went on to found the Muir String Quartet with whom she toured internationally, winning the Evian and Naumburg Awards and two Grand Prix du Disques. Recent concert highlights include numerous premieres of works with Boston Musica Viva, appearances on major American chamber series, solo concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, and frequent performances of the standard concerto repertoire. Her piano trio, Triple Helix, was in residence at Wellesley College from 1999-2012, where their series of Beethoven concerts garnered them the accolade of “Musicians of the Year” from the Boston Globe; they are now Artists in Residence at Rivers Conservatory. Keyes is Associate Professor of Violin at Boston University and has taught at its program at Tanglewood, Interlochen, Kneisel Hall and on the violin faculty at New England Conservatory. She has recorded for Ecoclassics, CRI, Musical Heritage, EMI-France, Koch, Bridge, and New World Records, and her CD “A Sense of Place” with MSR was cited as “Best of North America” by Gramophone Magazine. Ms. Keyes served as a board member of Chamber Music America from 2003-2009 and has adjudicated at the Singapore, Stulberg, and Fischoff International Competitions.