Eric N. Pritchard

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Violin

Office: 
084 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90665
Phone: 
(919) 660-3325
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 and by appointment

As First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, Eric Pritchard performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and can be heard on many commercial recordings. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Boston Pops and Indianapolis Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Mostly Mozart, Norfolk, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Monadnock Music, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Castle Hill Festival. Pritchard was the First Prize Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Award in Violin, the Coleman and Fischoff national chamber music competitions, and the London International String Quartet Competition. Formerly First Violinist of the Alexander and Oxford Quartets. Studies with Josef Gingold, Ivan Galamian, Isadore Tinkleman and Eric Rosenblith. Current research is focused on incorporating Alexander Technique into violin performance and teaching.

Education

  • M.Mus. 1985, The Juilliard School
  • B.Mus. 1983, Indiana University at Bloomington
  • The Yellow Barn Music Festival 1981
  • Meadowmount School of Music 1980, (Studies with Ivan Galamain)
  • New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division 1979, (Studies with Eric Rosenblith and Benjamin Zander, Senior Certificate)
  • The Yellow Barn Music Festival 1979
  • The Quartet Program 1978, (Studies with Charles Castleman)

Heinrich Ernst: String Quartet in B-Flat Major. Musician. (2013)

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Ciompi Quartet, String Quartet in B-Flat Major by Heinrich Ernst (2013)

Ictus. Musician. (2012)

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Ciompi Quartet, "Ictus" String Quartet by David Lipten (2012)

Journey to the West. Musician. (2011)

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Ciompi Quartet, String Quartet "Journey to the West" by Chiayu Hsu (2011)

Ananda Dances. Musician. (2010)

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Bill Robinson, Eric Pritchard, Randall Love, Ananda Dances - Music for Violin by Bill Robinson (2010)

Ananda Dances. Musician. (2009)

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E.N. Pritchard, "Ananda Dances" Music for Violin and Piano by Bill Robinson (2009)

String Quartets of Paul Schoenfield. Musician. (2008)

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Ciompi Quartet, String Quartets of Paul Schoenfield (2008). Released on Naxos Records through the Milken Archive for American Jewish Music.

Violin Concerto. Musician. (2007)

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Concert and recording of a new violin concerto which I commissioned from composer Mark Kuss.

Melancholie. Musician. (2003)

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Melancholie (2003), Albany Records (The Ciompi Quartet performs music for String Quartet and Voice By Earl Kim, Paul Hindemith, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Arvo Part With Susan Narucki, Mezzo-Soprano and Steven Tharp, Tenor.)

The Ciompi Quartet Live at St. Stevens. Musician. (2001)

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The Ciompi Quartet, The Ciompi Quartet Live at St. Stevens (2001), Atlas

Human Gestures. Musician. (1999)

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E.N. Pritchard, "Human Gestures" (1999) (Music by Scott Lindroth, CRI (808) String Quartet.)

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Violin Concerto. Musician. (2007)

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Concert and recording of a new violin concerto which I commissioned from composer Mark Kuss.

Ananda. Musician. (2007)

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I have commissioned Bill Robinson to write a series of pieces for violin and various instruments. The "Ananda" cycle consists of a sonata with piano, a set of songs for soprano, violin and piano and a concerto for violin and orchestra. All three pieces ha

Moving Forward. Musician. (2005)

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String Quartet by Sherry Woods to be performed January, 2006

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2011. Musician. (2011)

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December 2, 3, 4 Concertmaster for Handel’s Messiah – Duke Chapel; October 7 Performance with Duke Wind Symphony; September 17 Violin Recital at Kirkwood Corners, Lee, NH; September 20; July 9- 17 Two-week Residency at Monadnock Music Festival, NH; July 3

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2010. Musician. (2010)

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December 11, 12 Concertmaster for Durham Choral Society – Duke Chapel; December 8 Soloist in Barber Violin Concerto with Duke Symphony Orchestra; December 3, 4, 5 Concertmaster for Handel’s Messiah – Duke Chapel; October 7 Performance with Duke Wind Symph

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2009. Musician. (2009)

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December 12, 13 Concertmaster for Durham Choral Society – Duke Chapel December 4,5, 6 Concertmaster for Handel’s Messiah – Duke Chapel September 30 Soloist in Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Duke Symphony Orchestra September 16 Violin/Piano Recital with

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