Erik Rynearson

principal viola

Native of Southern California, Erik Rynearson has been performing music since the age of three. He has been first call substitute with the Detroit and Phoenix symphonies. As a member, Erik can be seen smiling on stage as principal violist of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Santa Barbara’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. He has also been featured, on occasion, as solo horn player in his car.

Musically, Erik devoured Beethoven, Brubeck, Haydn and Prokofiev in childhood and currently hungers for the sounds of Berg, Berlioz, Cage, Daft Punk and Led Zeppelin. He owes his musical preparedness to his teachers Miwako Watanabe, Henryk Kowalski, Franco Gulli and Alan deVeritch.

Erik can be hard to find when off-stage, hiking mountains or slicing submerged as a swimmer. When not wielding his 1970 Alfio Batelli viola crafted for Jan Hlinka, Erik employs a number of lenses to photograph life one frame at a time.

2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.