Bayla Keyes


Violinist Bayla Keyes is “a musician of expressive generosity and technical élan.”

—The Plain Dealer

Bayla Keyes - Photo credit: Jesse WeinerViolinist Bayla Keyes, lauded as “a musician of expressive generosity and technical élan” by Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, was a founder and long-time member of the Muir String Quartet, with whom she won the Evian and Naumburg as well as two Grand Prix du Disques. She is an Associate Professor of Violin at Boston University, the founder of its String Quartet Institute at Tanglewood, and the former director of the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Conference. She currently teaches at ARIA International Academy and Kneisel Hall during the summers. Ms. Keyes has recorded for Ecoclassics, CRI, Musical Heritage, EMI-France, Koch, Bridge, and New World Records. She holds degrees from Curtis Institute and the Yale School of Music, served as a board member of Chamber Music America from 2003-2009, and has adjudicated at the Singapore, Stulberg, and Fischoff International Competitions.