Annelle 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.”
Winner of numerous 1st prizes in state and local competitions, Annelle appeared as a soloist with San Diego Symphony, California Chamber Orchestra, and many other orchestras. 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 and served as Asst. Concertmaster for the 2013 World Youth Chamber Orchestra tour. She has been featured on BBC Radio, American Public Media radio, KUSC radio, German Television, Detroit Public Television, and XLNC1 radio and has performed at numerous venues abroad including in Russia, Germany, and Portugal, as well as throughout the United States.
Gregory currently studies under former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. Her previous teachers include Michael and Irina Tseitlin. She also performs on viola and has played piano since age 4. She has played drumset, guitar, and bass guitar and composes music in a variety of styles from classical to rock. Gregory has studied and performed tap, jazz, flamenco, and Japanese classical dance. In her spare time, she enjoys reading Russian classics.