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.

Forde maintains an active performing and recording career. In classical settings, he is a seasoned chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. Also highly sought after in popular music, Forde has shared the stage with A-List stars like Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello, Lindsey Stirling, Evanescence, and Josh Groban, among others, and has recording credits with the late Mac Miller on The Divine Feminine. He has also performed on several big-budget video game soundtracks and his own studio releases.

Learn more about Drew's music at and follow him on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook as @ThatViolaKid.

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