Dividing his time between his native Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, Erik Arvinder is an enterprising chamber and orchestral violinist across Europe and the United States.
After completing undergraduate and graduate studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the tutelage of Professors Henryk Kowalski, Magnus Ericsson, and Peter Herresthal, Erik went on to become the youngest permanent member of the first violin section in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Erik has served as the concertmaster of a number of renowned Swedish ensembles including the Wermland Opera Orchestra and worked with distinguished conductors including Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Erik is an active contributor to the Vamlingbo Chamber Music Festival on Gotland Island in Sweden and is one of the founding members of the Vamlingbo String Quartet, which will release its debut recording with acclaimed clarinetist Emil Jonason on the BIS label in 2015. In addition to his playing, Erik is known for his arrangements and orchestrations. His works have been performed and recorded by ensembles throughout the world, led by celebrated conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel. Most recently Erik arranged music for Anne Sofie von Otter’s upcoming performances with cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Bengt Forsberg.
Erik has been an avid performer, arranger and orchestrator in the Los Angeles area since 2010.