Erick Hernandez was born on June 18, 1983 in Los Angeles, California making him the 6th generation of musicians in the Hernandez family. He began studying classical violin at the age of 5 through the age of 19.
His professional mariachi career began in February of 2002, when he joined Mariachi Sol de Mexico. In 2005 through 2006, he played with Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco and in April 2006 joined Mariachi Los Camperos. As of April 2007, he has come full circle and rejoined his father and uncle in Mariachi Sol de Mexico.
“Being chosen to be violin section leader for the nation’s premier, Mariachi sol de Mexico has been both an honor and a challenge. Maintaining the style of playing that my family has had for over 125 years plus promoting the advancement of technical aspects of the violin has also become a dream come true.”