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Violist Drew Alexander Forde, known online as ThatViolaKid, has a reputation not only as an accomplished performer but also as one of classical music’s most recognizable online brands. Profiled in outlets like Thrillist , WNYC, the Detroit Free Press, and Strings Magazine, he was named “one of the titans of Classical Music Instagram” by National Sawdust Log and was called “the future of our field” by Sphinx Organization president Afa Dworkin. As the co-host of the Faking Notes Podcast, alongside Juilliard friend Trevor Bumgarner, he interviews the next generation of up and coming artists with the hopes of growing a community of entrepreneurial artists around the world. Also highly sought after in popular music, Forde has shared the stage with A-List stars like Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, JoJo, Roddy Ricch, Camila Cabello, among others. In addition to earning recording credits with the late Mac Miller on The Divine Feminine, Drew recorded for John Legend’s Grammy-Nominated album, Bigger Love, Kota The Friend’s album, Everything, and HBO’s popular horror-thriller, Lovecraft Country.

Drew Forde

Viola

Los Angeles, CA