Eric Silberger VIOLIN

Virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011.

His performances have been described by critics as  "spine-tingling..astonishing confidence" (The Guardian), "dazzling virtuoso playing" (The Washington Post), "bold, technically solid, charismatic" (Indianapolis Star), "impeccable level of playing, a wonderful musician" (Heather Kurzbauer, The Strad), and “so electrifying” (DC Theatre Scene). 

Eric has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and around the world, including solo performances with the St Petersburg Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Louvre in Paris, the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, The Moscow International House of Music in Russia, Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, the National Arts Centre in Canada and more. Among numerous television and radio appearances in the United States, Asia and Europe, he was featured on Radio France, STV in China, KBS in Korea, and WQXR, WFYI, FOX 59, WISH-TV and NPR among others.

As an avid chamber musician, Eric is an artist of the Castleton Chamber Players under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel, and frequently performs chamber music at The Castleton Festival and internationally.

Born to a musical family, Mr Silberger is a fourth generation musician. He began violin studies with his mother at the age of five. Since 2005, Eric has studied at The Juilliard School with Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. His former teachers have included Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman at the NAC-YAP, Robert Mann, and Dorothy Delay among others.

Eric is the CEO of Jukubox LLC, a company dedicated to connecting the world through online music lessons. Eric plays on a rare J.B. Guadagnini violin from 1757 on generous loan from the Sau-Wing Lam collection.