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Radia

Hailed as a “lovely violist” (The WholeNote), Ryan Davis is swiftly emerging as a singular creative voice. A sought-after artist in solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances, he finds himself seamlessly blending in between creative spaces. Some recent performance highlights include an appearance on NBA Champion and former Toronto Raptors player Serge Ibaka’s Instagram Live show, How Talented Are You?, and a featured performance of Christos Hatzis’s The Mega4 Meta4, as an invited soloist in the 21C Music Festival at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Ryan is an innovative composer-performer under the moniker Radia, combining inspiration of classical, folk, electronic, and hip-hop music with a loop pedal. His compositions have been featured in diverse spaces and communities, including in Toronto’s Koerner Hall, in Los Angeles’s Skid Row, and on ABC Channel 7 News LA. In 2014, Ryan completed a Bachelor of Music with “Outstanding Achievement in Viola'' at McGill University as a scholarship student of Andre Roy. He graduated as a Master of Music at the Yale School of Music in 2016 as a student of Ettore Causa, and in 2019 received an Artist Diploma from The Colburn School under the tutelage of Paul Coletti. In 2019, he was chosen as the first ever violist in the Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency Program in Toronto.  

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