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

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2000. Musician. (2000)


October 21 Performance at “Encounters with Music of our Time” Duke
October14 Carolina Trio Concert, Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC
October 15 Carolina Trio Concert, Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC
July10-12 Recording “I Sen

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 1999. Musician. (1999)


December 8 Performance of Vaughn Williams “The Lark Ascending” with Duke Symphony Orchestra, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke
December 3, 4, 5 The Messiah, Duke Chapel, Concertmaster
November 19 Live Radio Broadcast with Carolina Trio, Wilmington, N

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 1998. Musician. (1998)


December 13 Trio Performance with Jane Hawkins and Fred Raimi at Cherry Hill, NC
December 12 Graduate Composers' Concert, Nelson Music Room, Duke
June 11 Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra at "Focus" Symposium, UNC-Greensboro
June 10 P

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 1997. Musician. (1997)


December 14 Concertmaster - Bach Cantatas, Trinity Presbyterian, Durham
November 25 Master Class - Duke Middle School, Durham, NC
November 8 Master Class - Camelot Academy, Durham, NC
September 20 Chamber perfor

Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 1996. Musician. (1996)


December 14-15 Concertmaster Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", Duke Chapel
November 23 Chamber Music Performance for Duke Graduate Composer's Concert
September 27 Chamber music performance at "Music for a Gr