Eric N. Pritchard

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

Moving Forward. Musician. (2005)


String Quartet by Sherry Woods to be performed January, 2006

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2004. Musician. (2004)


December 5 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah,”Duke Chapel
December 4 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah,”Duke Chapel
December 3 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah,”Duke Chapel
June 13 Violin Soloi

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2003. Musician. (2003)


October 22 Violin Recital with Randall Love, Duke Chapel, Duke University
October 8 Solo Appearance with the Duke Symphony Orchestra, Duke University
September 7 Soloist in Performance of Bach’s Bradenburg Concerti, Mallarme Chamber Players,

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2002. Musician. (2002)


December 8 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah,”Duke Chapel
December 7 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah, “Duke Chapel
December 6 Performance as Concertmaster of “The Messiah,”Duke Chapel
November 3 Benefit Performance

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2001. Musician. (2001)


November 2 Performance of Beethoven Violin Sonata with Randy Love on historical instruments from the Eddy Collection, Duke University
September 9 Performance of Schubert Cello Quintet for Chamber Music at St. Lukes, Charlotte, NC
September 4 Bene