Luis Eduardo Vivas is a violinist, conductor, and viola instructor based in Chicago

Luis has played as a soloist, chamber musician, and section musician across the United States and internationally, including for audiences of 2,000 people at the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater. He has earned an Advanced Certificate in Performance from Trinity College London, and has performed with notable ensembles such as the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Emo Orchestra. He has also performed concertos with accompaniment by the Aragua Symphony Orchestra and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in numerous seminars, recitals and masterclasses at the Latin American Violin Academy in the city of Mérida.

Luis was born on April 28, 1998 in Maracay Edo Aragua. Inspired by his father to fall in love with Classical music, he began his violin studies with Professor Rubén Carrillo, and has since studied under teachers such as Francisco Díaz, José Francisco del Castillo, Edgar Aponte, Luis Hernández and Luis Miguel González, and Almita Vamos.

Beyond his notable accomplishments as a performer, Luis is a capable conductor. Since his debut as Orchestra Director in 2017, Luis has worked with groups such as the Maracay Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Chamber Orchestra, and continues to conduct ensembles in Chicago.

Luis is currently furthering his own education with Almita Vamos at Roosevelt University.