Victor Lowrie Tafoya is a versatile violist, improviser and composer. As a passionate advocate of new music, he has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and educator throughout the US, South America, Europe and Asia. Victor is a founding member of Mivos Quartet, Trio Kavak & Synchronos Ensemble and performs regularly with groups such as Ensemble Signal, Slee Sinfonietta and OENM. He can be heard on recordings from Carrier, Kill Rock Stars, New Amsterdam, New Focus Recordings, and Tzadik Records. As a composer, Victor writes for soloists and chamber ensembles, combining a ever-evolving personal sense of melody and harmony with explorations into improvisation and electronics. He earned his Bachelor of Music Performance from San Francisco State University, and was in the inaugural graduating class of the Master in Contemporary Performance program from the Manhattan School of Music. Victor grew up on the idyllic central coast of California and currently based between New York City and Vienna with his wife and son.