Music is the inspirational driving force shaping lives worldwide. A great musical composition does not always need words to have an everlasting impact, for the message can be seen, felt and heard through sound. Take 22 year old musician Eric Stanley, who knows all about inspiring others through his musical talent. With over 15 million+ YouTube views, and 91,000+ YouTube subscribers, Eric is well on his way to achieving his goal of changing lives with his violin.
Born in Chesapeake, VA, Eric grew up in a household surrounded by musicians. What began as an elective in middle school developed into a second nature for Eric. As he entered high school, Eric went on to receive professional training and join the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra. Eric is currently studying Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Music and Business at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Eric began playing along recorded songs in 2010. The first video he posted on YouTube was a violin cover of “Say Ahh” by Atlantic Recording Artist Trey Songz. This video gained 100,000 views in a day. The overwhelming response motivated him to keep moving forward. With just homemade videos recorded in his dorm room, Eric has reached over 91,000 subscribers and surpassed 15 million total upload views. He
continues to use this social media site to build his brand and has been featured on a number of social media sites such as Perez Hilton.com and WorldStarHipHop.com.
Eric’s mixtape of covers entitled “The Eric Stanley Project” was released in April 2011 to the delight of his fans and has received 56,000+ views, and over 27,000 downloads to date. This musical protégé continues to elevate his passion, and has performed both nationally and internationally in Ecuador, Mexico, England, as well as Sweden.