Meet the musicians

Meredith Riley

Meredith Riley is Associate Principal second violin in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia. Ms. Riley enjoys a varied career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, teacher, jazz violinist, and musical collaborator. 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 Andrés Cárdenes. Ms. Riley received her BMus in Violin Performance at the University of Texas with Brian Lewis.

Ms. Riley toured with Sphinx Virtuosi throughout the US in 2016-18, each year performing in the country’s most renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Ordway Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, The New World Center and more. As a devoted chamber musician, Riley has performed with the Smithsonian Chamber Players on one of the Axelrod Stradivarius violins in Washington, DC, and with the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. While in Richmond, she performs in local shows hosted by Classical Revolution RVA, and she records frequently with Spacebomb Records.

Ms. Riley’s accolades include recognition in the Young Texas Artist Awards, Crescendo Music Awards, National Sphinx Competition, a Bank of America Fellow for the National Alliance for Audition Support’s inaugural program in 2018, and selection as a Young Artist for the Starling Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School. Solo appearances include those with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, New England String Orchestra, and both University of Texas Symphony ensembles.