Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras Principal Percussionist since 2010, Eric is originally from Indiana. Eric was a member of the New World Symphony and has performed with the San Francisco, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Zealand symphonies, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Malaysian Philharmonic, and Grant Park, Breckenridge and Spoleto (USA) festival orchestras.
Eric is a regular collaborator with cross-genre musicians as well as film scoring and presenting concert performances with digital/electronic elements.
In 2017 he performed the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Rautavaaras Incantations, a concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, and in 2018 performed Michael Torkes œMojave (a marimba concerto) on a tour to China with the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra. Eric has presented master classes and coachings across the USA, China, Australia and New Zealand. He is an artist teacher at the University of Auckland.