Erika Blanco, violin

Erika Blanco, violin

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

Erika Blanco, violin

Erika Blanco, violin

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

QCSO's centennial gala event with Yo-Yo Ma, my childhood inspiration and hero 2015

Bach Double

Bach Double

With friend and colleague Aja Majkzrak accompanied by the Buffalo Community Orchestra under conductor Ernesto Estigarribia 2016

Charanga Tropical at Orchestra Hall

Charanga Tropical at Orchestra Hall

MacPhail Center for Music

MacPhail Center for Music

Saturday morning book 3 group class 2015

MacPhail Center for Music

MacPhail Center for Music

Witches' Dance dance with book 7 group class 2015

Lutheran Summer Music 2017

Lutheran Summer Music 2017

Violin studio letting loose after a long 4 weeks together

Student-teacher love

Student-teacher love

Ravel trio

Ravel trio

In collaboration with pianist Rie Tanaka and cellist Jesse Nummelin 2017

Lutheran Summer Music 2017

Lutheran Summer Music 2017

Faculty recital

Oskaloosa Music Festival 2017

Oskaloosa Music Festival 2017

Chamber camp day 2: Rhythm workshop

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

Cedar Cultural Center 2017 Photo by Walter Horishnyk

Charanga Tropical rehearsal

Charanga Tropical rehearsal

Squirrel Haus 2017 Photo by Walter Horishnyk

Mini-recital during lesson

Mini-recital during lesson

Tribute to Brahms

Tribute to Brahms

Vienna, Austria 2016

Posture practice

Posture practice

Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson

Piano soloist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, performing Brahms' second piano concerto 2016

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

2 very tired violins, returning from Cuban tour 2015

Lattes with Lux at Mapps

Lattes with Lux at Mapps

Absolutely Ottawa! with Brian Lewis

Absolutely Ottawa! with Brian Lewis

Absolutely Ottawa! French Expression in Music class

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

June 2015 Havana, Cuba Photo by Walter Horishnyk

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Afternoon at Nina's

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

2 Nights 2 Cuba Bedlam Lowertown St. Paul 2014

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

Rehearsal for the June 2015 trip to Cuba

Group lesson

Group lesson

Playing Bach's Bourree together on a Saturday morning

Erika and Ben

Erika and Ben

Half of Lux finishes an explosive Handel-Halvorson Passacaglia at Underground Music Cafe 2015

Andre Watts

Andre Watts

Grew up listening to his Liszt recordings, then got to play alongside him in the Quad City Symphony 2014

Erika's first recital

Erika's first recital

Rocking some Twinkle Variations on a 1/16 violin 1989

Oskaloosa Music Festival 2015

Oskaloosa Music Festival 2015

Final concert of Lux' first-time Oskaloosa Chamber Music Camp in Oskaloosa, IA

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Playing for the Composer Quest podcast at Underground Music Cafe 2014

Master recital

Master recital

Brahms' G major sonata with pianist Szu-ling Wu 2012

New violin!

New violin!

Meeting my new 7/8 violin for the first time in Belmont, NC, commissioned from the incomparable craftsman and luthier Kurt Widenhouse. 2014

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Middle school presentation at the Oskaloosa Music Festival 2015

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Finishing our Classnotes Artist recording at MPR headquarters 2015

Erika Blanco, violin

Erika Blanco, violin

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

Erika Blanco, violin

Erika Blanco, violin

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Photo by Tim and Madie Photography

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erika blanco, violin