I am 14 and in 9th grade at Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, NY. I play oboe, English horn and violin. I started playing music when I was 7 and progressed to the state solo competitions (NYSSMA) when I was 9. Upon receiving outstanding scores at every level, I was able to perform with the All-County band and in the Long Island String Festival every year since. I am now in the high school wind ensemble, marching band and symphonic orchestra and I a member of Tri-M, the music honor society. I am also a member of the pit orchestra and look forward to multiple solos in the school musical version of Les Miserable in April.
I have performed with multiple private orchestras over the years and recently joined the Long Island Youth Orchestra. I am an alumni of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Nassau Suffolk Youth Band and the Children’s Orchestra Society. I have performed in Carnegie Hall twice, most recently as a soloist grand prize winner of the 2022 International Music and Arts Society Olympia Music Competition. I was also a finalist in the 2022 North Shore Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and performed a solo at a concert in Adelphi University. I am a 2021 NYS PTA Reflections contest Award of Merit Winner for my original music composition, which I performed on English horn. I attended USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts for two summers and I participated in the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival in 2019 and 2021 and will be joining the festival again this summer. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have attended several virtual
Master classes, most by invitation only. While all master classes were lead by professional musicians, I was able to learn from some of the best college facility and even had the opportunity to enjoy a double reed camp. I have two more master classes scheduled in upcoming weeks, which I was invited to as a result of the high honors received in the state competitions last year. I will again be performing at the highest level possible on all 3 of my instruments in the state competitions later this year. I have been studying music theory in my spare time with my oboe teacher and I plan to continue to pursue music in college. I have received several school, district, county and state awards of achievement in music over the years and have high aspirations for my future career in music performance.
You can find Eric’s 2022 Baroque Music Competition horn performance here.