Eric Stanley Live
About The Show
Representing the elite genre of classically-trained artists, Eric Stanley is the new face and persona of the young and creative innovators boldly changing the musical landscape by honoring tradition yet embracing the present.
His artistry is inescapable. No matter which genre of music you prefer, his vibe and melodic presence will resonate with you. Eric has been influential in the art of improvisation by remixing popular songs on his violin and fusing Classical, Pop, Jazz, Country, EDM and Hip Hop elements.
Growing up in a musical household, Eric’s mother would play piano while he and his siblings sang along. During one of his family’s jam sessions, Eric’s older brother played a viola which sparked Eric’s interest in playing viola as well. The then 12 year old chose to play violin instead when viola proved to be a challenge due to its size. During his high school years, he received professional training and joined the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra.
At the suggestion of his older sister, Eric uploaded videos of himself playing violin covers of his favorite songs in his dorm room to YouTube while attending Virginia Commonwealth University. To Eric’s surprise, his YouTube channel became a hit. The influx of requests for Eric to perform worldwide began and remain constant today.
Awarded YouTube’s Silver Play Button Award in 2015 and the Black Caucus, Black Student Union & NAACP’s Master Of Music Award in 2012, Eric continues to amaze his 130K+ YouTube subscribers and the masses, hence, his 19 million+ YouTube views. His impressive performance repertoire includes: ESPN’s First Take, International Emmy® Kids Awards, Hennessy’s 250th Celebration, Kimora Lee Simmons’ KLS Spring Summer 2017 NY Fashion Week Show, Televisa’s TVyNovelas Nominee Awards Party, Birth Of A Nation Premiere Reception, ShaggFest, Super Bowl Champ Michael Robinson’s Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser, 9 Mile Music Festival, Senator Kevin S. Parker’s Annual MLK, Jr. Tribute Concert, Richmond Jazz Festival, Nordic eCommerce Summit, TEDxRVA, as well as Elliot Masie’s Learning Conference 2011 in which former President Bill Clinton served as keynote speaker, just to name a few. This musical prodigy has also performed in concert with Machine Gun Kelly, Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz fame, and served as an opening act for B.O.B, Wale, J. Cole, Big Daddy Kane, Kid Capri, Chad Hugo, and Hezekiah Walker.
With a worldwide fan base, Eric Stanley is well on his way to achieving his goal of inspiring others with his violin.
"Trying to be better than someone else is a pure waste of time. Strive to be better than you were yesterday" - Eric Stanley