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.
An in-demand chamber and orchestral musician, Aimee is also a sought after viola/violin teacher and chamber music coach. For the past six years, Aimee has coordinated the chamber program at Stevenson High School, which was recently named a National School of Distinction in Arts Education by the Kennedy Center. She has coached and mentored more than 100 students annually in the school’s three-month chamber music intensive, a program which has few peers in the Midwest. This Fall, Aimee joined the esteemed chamber music faculty at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) where she works with some of Chicago’s most inspired youth.
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, as well as a spread in Symphony Magazine where they were recognized as national leaders in interdisciplinary performance. Aimee’s work with Chicago Q Ensemble has featured her as a guest performer on Chicago Public Radio stations WFMT and WBEZ, as well as part of the City of Chicago’s Loops and Variations Series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The ensemble was also chosen for the inaugural concert of the American Music Project, where they gave a live broadcast recital of American Music featuring the organization’s first-ever commission.
Aimee has lectured extensively on the art 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. Her passion for chamber music has led her to play alongside members of the Boston-based QX Quartet and the Grammy nominated Lincoln Trio, as well as on Chicago radio stations WBEZ and WFMT, Chamber Music on the Fox, the a.pe.ri.od.ic New Music Series, the Music Institute of Chicago’s Faculty and Guest Artist Series, the International Chamber Artist’s Season and at the Casalmaggiore International Chamber Music Festival in Cremona, Italy. Aimee has coached with members of the Cleveland, Vermeer, and Cavani Quartets, as well as Mimi Zweig, at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She regularly performs as a member of Camerata Chicago’s viola section, as well as with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra.
Aimee serves on chamber music and violin/viola faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. She holds degrees in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Chicago College of Performing Arts. She is currently pursuing her Illinois State Teaching Certification as a part of the Teacher Licensure Program at Northeastern Illinois University.