Meredith Riley, violin


Meredith Riley enjoys a varied career as Associate Principal Second Violin of the Richmond Symphony where she is a core strings leader for their educational outreach program, and remains active as a chamber musician, and teacher. Previously, Meredith was a member of the Erie Philharmonic and Canton Symphony, and appeared as guest Concertmaster of Johnstown Symphony while completing graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University under the direction of Andres Cardenes. Ms. Riley received her BMus in Violin Performance at the University of Texas as a student of Brian Lewis. Other important musical mentors in Meredith’s life include Linda Case and Laura Bossert. Ms. Riley toured with Sphinx Virtuosi throughout the US in on their 2016, 2017 and 2018 tours. She appeared on chamber subscription concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia in 2019 and on the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society series in 2017 and 2019.

Ms. Riley’s accolades include recognition in the Young Texas Artist Awards, Crescendo Music Awards, National Sphinx Competition and selection as a Young Artist for the Starling Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School and National Alliance for Audition Support’s inaugural program. Solo appearances include those with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, New England String Orchestra, and both University of Texas Symphony ensembles.

Other chamber engagements include a quartet residency as a member of the Kamila Quartet at Steamboat Strings Music festival in 2017, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Bamfield Music by the Sea and Le Domaine Forget's intensive chamber music festivals. She also trained at Encore School for Strings, Heifetz International Music Festival, Chautauqua, the International Music Academy of Plzen, Czech Republic and the International Musical Enghien in Brussels. Rounding out her classical interests, Ms. Riley has recorded with John Legend, Josh Jacobson and XAmbassadors.