Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, 21-year-old violinist Eduardo Rios was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Eduardo began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age 14 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru. He made his American solo debut with the Houston Symphony and has also performed with the Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, Brevard Concert Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He has worked with world-renowned conductors, including Carlos Kalmar, Tito Muñoz, Andrew Grams, Ken Lam, Geregely Madaras, and David del Pino.
Rios has participated in tours and festivals around the globe including the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Brazil), and Trav-eling Notes in Armenia. Upcoming festivals include a European Tour with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas where he will be concertmaster and featured as a soloist. Rios is pursuing an Artist Diploma with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he is co-concertmaster of the Colburn Orchestra.