Eric Stanley

Growing up, Eric was always musically inclined. Born in Chesapeake, VA on April 19, 1991, Eric lived in a household surrounded by musicians. His mother played the piano while he, his sister, and brother would sing along. It was when Eric watched his older brother play the viola during one of his family's music sessions that molded his interest in the instrument. So at age 12, he decided to learn how to play the violin. What began as an elective in middle school, developed into a second nature for Eric. As he entered high school, he went on to receive professional training from Yasha Tulchinsky and joined the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Eric is a master of his craft; the musical protége has elevated his passion, by performing with the "Airplanes" singer/songwriter B.O.B., Maybach Music's Wale and RocNation's very own J. Cole. Eric performed at Learning 2011 in Orlando, Florida in which President Bill Clinton served as keynote speaker! With just homemade videos recorded in his dorm room with his violin and beats as accompaniment, Eric has reached over 94,000 subscribers online and surpassed 15 million total upload views worldwide. His music can be found here:

Eric is sharpening his musical abilities by studying music & business at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Eric also knows how to play the piano and is currently learning the guitar. When Eric is not making music, he enjoys playing basketball as a way to relax.

Eric is multi-talented and thrives to inspire others through the chords of his violin.