Toby Appel has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. He has been a member of such renowned ensembles as TASHI, and the Lenox and Audubon Quartets. Mr. Appel has been a guest artist with the Vermeer, Manhattan, and Alexander Quartets as well as a frequent guest with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and with jazz artists Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Festival performances include those with Mostly Mozart (NY), Santa Fe (NM), Angel Fire (NM), Seattle (WA), Orcas Island (WA), Bravo! Vail Valley (Co), Chamber Music Northwest (Or), and Marlboro (VT), as well as festivals in England, France, Korea, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Greece. In 1975, Mr. Appel was featured in a CBS television special performing works commissioned by him for three violas, all played by Toby Appel. In 1980, Mr. Appel was the winner of Young Concert Artists International.
Mr. Appel is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Toby Appel entered the Curtis Institute at age 13 under the guidance of Max Aronoff. He has toured for the United States State Department and performed at the United Nations and at the White House. Mr. Appel’s chamber music and recital recordings can be heard on the Columbia, Delos, Desto, Koch International, Opus 1, and Musical Heritage Society labels. Mr. Appel has been on the viola and chamber music faculty of The Juilliard School for the past 29 years. He has previously taught at Yale, Rutgers, University of New Mexico, and SUNY Binghamton.