Ryan Porchas is a violinist and graduate from California State University Northridge with his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance/Orchestral Strings where he studied with Lorenz Gamma, Roberto Cani, concert master of the LA Opera, and Benjamin Jacobson, founder of the Calder Quartet. He has also studied with international artists Stefan Jackiw, and Nancy Zhou who he currently studies with. Ryan has been playing the violin for 15 years and has had a variety of performance experience, with notable performances at Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Southern California Youth Philharmonic, and at the Soraya with the Northridge University orchestra. Accompanying these experiences are additional performances as a duet with two violins, playing with various chamber groups, and playing as a soloist. Ryan has a unique love for the instrument also studying instrument maintenance and repair in his free time, along with teaching his own studio of students, some of which reside across the country. Some of his students have gone on to audition and be accepted into the music programs of his alma mater California State University Northridge, as well as being accepted to all state programs on the east coast.
You can find Ryan’s 2022 Spring Music Competition violin performance here.