Aiko Jimena Richter is a Los Angeles-based violinist, originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a fellow at major festivals including the National Orchestral Institute, Domaine Forget Academy, Festival Napa Valley, and Kent/Blossom Music Festival, during which she performed with the Cleveland Orchestra. She is also featured on the 2015 Naxos label recording of Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 as a member of the NOI festival orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in masterclasses for Gil Shaham, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Ani Kavafian, Brooklyn Rider, and the Kronos Quartet among others. Aiko completed undergraduate studies with Nicholas DiEugenio at Ithaca College and The University of North Carolina, and recently earned her M.M. at UCLA as a student of Movses Pogossian and Varty Manouelian. Aiko is a member of the VEM Quartet, string quartet in residence at UCLA, with whom she has performed across the US, Canada, and Armenia.