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, Synchronos Ensemble, and Trio Kavak, and performs regularly with groups such as Ensemble Signal, OENM and Slee Sinfonietta. He recently recoded Joël-François Durand’s viola concert with Ensemble Dal Niente for an album to be released in 2023. 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 is currently based in Vienna with his wife and young son.