a sinfonietta for the 21st century
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Eric Reed has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and educator throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. In March 2014, Eric joined the American Brass Quintet as the venerable ensemble's newest member. A native of Indiana, Eric holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School.
Eric performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Decoda, NOVUS NY, Burning River Brass and International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. He has previously been a member of the Canadian Brass, Harrisburg Symphony, Ensemble ACJW and Spectrum Brass. Having recently joined the orchestra of the current Broadway musical production Les Miserables, Eric has also been a member of Cinderella and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, as well as frequently substituting at numerous other on- and off- Broadway shows. Eric has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and Placido Domingo, and twice toured Japan with BoyzIIMen.
With his appointment to the American Brass Quintet, Eric joined the faculties of The Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival, where the ABQ has been an Ensemble-in-Residence since 1987 and 1970, respectively. He also teaches at the Round Top Music Festival in historic Round Top, Texas. Eric has been on the faculty of Rutgers University and the Music Academy of the West, as well as being a featured clinician at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and a guest clinician of Conn-Selmer, Inc. in Seoul, South Korea.
Eric enjoys golf, running and cooking, and resides in New York City with his wife, violinist Sarah Zun and their cat, Sydney.