Praised by Chicago Classical Review for her “sumptuous delivery [and] compelling verve,” Aimee Biasiello is a dedicated performer and educator and a passionate advocate for the viola’s role in chamber music.
Aimee is also a sought after viola/violin teacher and chamber music coach having served on faculty at some of Chicagoland’s most respected educational institutions, including Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), the Music Institute of Chicago, and as chamber music program coordinator of the Kennedy Center recognized Adlai E. Stevenson High School.
Aimee is the founding violist of Chicago Q Ensemble, a string trio that sought to blur the line between musician and performing artist. The ensemble’s cross-genre work landed them as national finalists at the Savvy Musician in Action Chamber Music Competition in South Carolina, as well as a spread in Symphony Magazine where they were recognized as national leaders in interdisciplinary performance.
Aimee has lectured extensively on the art of collaboration, most recently at the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, as well as at the TEDx Conference at Rush University, and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. She is assistant principal of Camerata Chicago’s viola section, and a frequent guest violist with the South Bend, Rockford and Elgin Symphony Orchestras.
Aimee holds degrees in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Chicago College of Performing Arts, as well as a certificate in teaching from Northeastern Illinois University. This August, Aimee is delighted to be starting her second year as Director of Orchestras at Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Il.