Violinist Eric Pritchard Featured on May 12 Concert

May 9, 2024

Washington Music Viva Returns!
Eric Pritchard, violin, and Carl Banner, piano

Sunday May 12 at 3:00 pm
Admission $15 advance, $20 at the door

Tickets available at

Bach – Sonata in E, BWV 1016
Beethoven – Sonata #8 in G, Op. 30 #3
Brahms – Sonata #3 in D minor, Op. 108

Eric Pritchard has been serving as First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University since 1995. He studied at the New England Conservatory, the Indiana University School of Music and the Juilliard School where he received a Master of Music in 1985. His principal teachers were Josef Gingold, Ivan Galamian, Eric Rosenblith and Giorgio Ciompi. Pritchard was awarded First Prizes at the London International String Quartet Competition and at the Coleman and Fischoff national chamber music competitions. He was also the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Award in violin in 1981. Mr. Pritchard has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras including the Boston Pops, the Indianapolis Philharmonic and the Orchestra of New England. He has served as Concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Pritchard has premiered string quartets by many composers, including Aaron Copland and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and his solo and chamber music performances have been released on Naxos, MSR Classics Albany, Amplitude, Arabesque, Carlton, CRI, Gallo, Gasparo, Mastersound, Pro Organo, VAC, and Verdi labels.