Lauren Rioux

  • Performer
  • Educator
  • Clinician

“Watching Lauren’s progress from strong violist to versatile, soulful fiddler and vocalist has been wonderful. Lauren applies a powerful methodical focus to everything she does, and her determined assault on the peaks of great fiddling is inspiring, not only to me, but to her enormous crowd of friends, students, and admirers.”

— Darol Anger

Lauren Rioux has toured the United States, Europe and the UK with Darol Anger and his Republic of Strings, as a duo with Brittany Haas, with Scott Nygaard and Crow Molly, and most recently with her husband Sten Isak.

Lauren is a proud Maine-iac, born in Portland and raised in East Machias. She graduated from University of Southern Maine with degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education on full-scholarship.

Lauren Teaching

Photo by Jack Hirschorn.

Lauren is enthusiastically sought out for her teaching expertise and leads classes and workshops across the globe. In her private studio, she teaches a delightfully rowdy group of over thirty violinists, violists, and fiddlers ranging in age from 5 to 70.

Her online learning community provides students the world over with access to her innovative curriculum and inimitable teaching style.