Doyle Armbrust

Doyle Armbrust is a recent returnee to the Chicago music scene with a resume guaranteed to turn some heads. Graduating with honors from Northwestern University, Doyle continued his education while earning a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Southern California as a full merit scholarship recipient. From there, he spent three years performing with the prestigious New World Symphony as rotating principal viola. Upon his return to Chicago in 2005, he was chosen as violist for Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, as well as violist for singer-songwriter Ripley Caine. Doyle has performed under a virtual who’s who of orchestral conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Sergiu Commisiona, Andreas Delfs, Neme Jarvi, Sir Neville Mariner, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mark Wigglesworth, Victor Yampolsky, and Pinchas Zukerman. Performances have taken him around the world to stages in Italy and Portugal, where he made his solo debut with the Filarmonia das Berias in 2001. Interviewed by Ari Shapiro on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Doyle has also been featured as a soloist on kMozart 105.1FM Los Angeles in the Sundays Live from the LA County Museum of Art concert series. A highly sought-after commercial studio artist, Mr. Armbrust has also made television appearances on Fox’s Charmed and the WB’s Boston Public (2002).

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