The violinist Aaron Boyd was born in Pittsburgh, where he began playing the violin at the age of seven. He graduated in 2000 from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sally Thomas and was coached by Harvey Shapiro. He has played as a member of the Metamorphosen and Orpheus chamber orchestras and tours frequently as a member of the International Sejong Soloists. He has participated in the Tanglewood, Fontainebleau, La Jolla SummerFest, Prussia Cove and Marlboro Music Festivals, where he has performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio, as well as the Juilliard, Guarneri and Orion String Quartets.
He has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the Klein Violin Competition, the Tuesday Musical Society and the Pittsburgh Concert Society. As a member of the Milton String Quartet he recorded the première of Milton Babbitt’s Sixth String Quartet. Aaron Boyd frequently appears in the Bargemusic series.
In addition to playing the violin, he also plays the viola and recently accompanied the flautist Paula Robison in concert on mandolin. He plays a violin by Samuel Zygmuntowicz (2002) and uses a bow by Chris Dickson (2006).