Eric N. Pritchard

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music


External Address: 
084 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
(919) 660-3325

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.


  • M.Mus., The Juilliard School 1985
  • B.Mus., Indiana University at Bloomington 1983

Human Gestures. Musician. (1999)


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

Music from the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. Musician. (1999)


E.N. Pritchard, Music from the Highlands Chamber Music Festival (1999) (Saint Saens Piano Quintet with Will Ransom.)

Palm Court Christmas. Musician. (1999)


E.N. Pritchard, Oxford String Quartet, Palm Court Christmas, Mastersound (15095-1818-2) (1999)


Violin Concerto. Musician. (2007)


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

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2005. Musician. (2005)


February 26, Solo in Klezmer Klarinet Concert with Michele Gingras and Joshua Moss, Nelson Music Room, Duke Univ.
March 2, Solo Recital with Jane Hawkins, Carol Woods, Chapel Hill, NC
March 6, Solo Recital with Jane Hawkins, Nelson Music Room, Duke Univ.

Moving Forward. Musician. (2005)


String Quartet by Sherry Woods to be performed January, 2006