Eric is a graduate of the Master’s program in violin performance at McGill University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Western Ontario. Chamber music has always been a passion for Eric, who enjoys working and interacting with colleagues. He attended numerous chamber academies including the Saint Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, McGill International String Quartet Academy and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. At the current Toronto Summer Chamber Music Academy, Eric had the pleasure of studying and performing with distinguished chamber musicians such as Jonathan Crow, Steven Dann and Ian Brown, as well as his long-time instructor Mark Fewer and the former artistic director of TSMA, Douglas McNabney.
Eric is in his final year of his doctoral degree at the University of Toronto, studying with Timothy Ying and Annalee Patipatanakoon. Eric has a keen interest in the unique genre of unaccompanied violin music. Under the guidance of his supervisor Ryan McClelland, Eric is conducting a thesis project on the solo works of early- to mid- twentieth century Israeli composers. As part of his graduating recital in 2019, Eric will be performing solo violin pieces by Mediterranean composers Paul Ben-Haim, Mordecai Seter and Ben-Zion Orgad.
An active performer and teacher, Eric enjoys working in various communities around the GTA. In 2019, he joined the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble, performing works by composers Gideon Kim and Ofer Ben-Amots. Eric resides in Thornhill where he lives with his wife Jacqueline and two kids, Christopher and Verose.