He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!
“Erik is absolutely unbelievable. I think he is a child prodigy,” said Mimi Collins, lifestyles director, The Village at Gleannloch Farms. “I call him a born instrument. Our residents are tough critics, and they all look forward to hearing Erik sing and play the violin.”
The residents truly enjoy listening to Olmos Tristan’s music, and they look forward to his performances.
“I am one of Erik’s biggest fans,” said Taylor Jones, resident of The Village at Gleannloch Farms. “The first time I heard his music, I was so moved that tears streamed out of my eyes. “
Even though Erik takes part in gigs all over Houston, and performs in musicals at Baytown Little Theatre, The Village at Gleannloch Farms is one of his favorite spots to
show off his talents.
“They are so nice to me,” said Erik. “It is really inspiring how they come up to me and ask me to keep coming back. They make me feel like someone believes in me, and it helps me overcome insecurities I have about following my dreams.”
When Erik’s family first moved to the United States, Erik and his siblings were part
of the family band. These days, Erik sings and plays violin while his father plays keyboard.
“It is like a second voice to me,” said Erik. “It gives me more range to express myself without words”
Erik does not consider himself to be a prodigy, but he knows that he wants to spend his life performing in front of an audience. He played songs from the 90s when he visited The Village at Gleannloch Farms. The active aging community plans to invite him back for another performance.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE AT GLEANNLOCH FARMS
Sponsored and owned by Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc., The Village at Gleannloch Farms is a not-for-profit community offering 123 independent living apartments and cottages for active adults aged 62 and above. In addition, the community offers a continuum of care including 30 assisted living apartments, 18 memory support residences, and 35 private skilled nursing suites.
Located at Champion Forest Drive and Northpointe Boulevard, the community is situated on 25 acres and is designed to resemble the property’s original architecture. Architect of the project, three architecture of Dallas, incorporated native Gleannloch Farms stone and wood overhangs, balconies, trellises and fences to promote a “countryside residence” exterior. The community’s interior, designed by Faulkner Design Group of Dallas, features arts-and-crafts period influences using wood paneling, stained glass and wood-beamed ceilings.
The community adds to the already extensive variety of residential housing options available in Gleannloch Farms. Other Gleannloch Farms amenities include a lakeside aquatic and athletic complex, equestrian center, championship golf course, hiking and biking trails, and highly acclaimed schools.
In addition to a full range of health care options, The Village at Gleannloch Farms offers a variety of resort-style amenities including landscaped courtyards, multiple dining venues, and common areas totaling over 148,000 square-feet. The common area spaces include a 100-seat chapel, library and business center, creative arts studio, full-service beauty salon and barbershop, heated outdoor saltwater pool and fitness center.
For information about The Village at Gleannloch Farms please visit the community web site at www.villageatgleannlochfarms.com, or call (877) 312-2140.