Annelle Gregory, Annelle Kazumi Gregory is a Laureate of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the 2016 National Sphinx Competition as well as 1st prize winner of the 2016 American Protégé International Concerto Competition and Gold Medalist of the 2012 National NAACP ACT-SO competition. In 2010, as part of a national tour, she performed at Carnegie Hall as a 1st violinist of the Sphinx Virtuosi and recorded with the ensemble on their debut album, “Sphinx Virtuosi: Live in Concert.” In 2014, Gregory released a CD with pianist Alexander Sinchuk, “Annelle K. Gregory & Alexander Sinchuk: Grieg, Mozart, Szymanowski” and in 2015 recorded with organist Carol Williams on her CD, "Just Carol - Compositions."
Gregory has won 1st place in many competitions including the 2015 Beverly Hills National Auditions, 2015 & 2014 Musical Merit Competition, 2013 La Jolla Symphony Young Artists Competition, 2013 San Diego Symphony Young Artists Competition, 2013 Grossmont Community Concert Association Competition, 2012 Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition, 2012 Jester Hairston Competition, 2012 NANM Georgia Laster Branch Competition, 2012 Bellflower Symphony Concerto Competition, and 2011 Torrance Symphony Concerto Competition, as well as the competitions of the ASTA, MTAC, and MTAC-VOCE organizations. She was awarded the 2014 Glenn Dicterow Music Scholarship, has received scholarships from the League of Allied Arts and the Musical Merit Foundation, and has been supported in part by a Sphinx MPower Artist grant.
From 2012-2015, Gregory was concertmaster and a featured soloist for the California International Music Festival Orchestra at Namedy and Weikersheim Castles, Germany. She has performed with the symphonies of Detroit, La Jolla, San Diego, Torrance, Bellflower, and the Long Beach Mozart Festival, among others. She served as Asst. Concertmaster for the 2013 World Youth Chamber Orchestra tour and also in 2013 performed The Swan with Moscow Ballet’s principal ballerina. In addition to Carnegie Hall, Gregory has performed at numerous venues abroad including in Russia, Germany (Engers, Weikersheim, and Namedy Castles), and Portugal, as well as throughout the United States. Gregory has been featured on BBC Radio, American Public Media radio, KUSC radio, German Television, Detroit Public Television, and XLNC1 radio.