Victor Lowrie is a versatile violist, improviser and composer based in New York City. As a passionate advocate of new music, he has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and educator throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Victor is a founding member of the Mivos Quartet, and performs regularly with Ensemble Signal, Slee Sinfonietta and the Wet Ink Ensemble among others. He can be heard on recordings from Carrier, New Amsterdam, Kill Rock Stars, 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 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 lives in Brooklyn with his wife Olivia and their son.