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Research Interests for Eric N. Pritchard

Research Interests: Ciompi Quartet, Violin and Alexander Technique, Baroque violin performance practice

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, Orchestra of New England 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.

Alexander Technique, Baroque performance practice, Chamber music, chamber music, Chamber Music, Violin performance, violinists, Violinists
Current projects:
Violin performance
Chamber music
Alexander Technique
Baroque performance practice
Areas of Interest:

Violin performance
Chamber music
Alexander Technique
Baroque performance practice

Recent Publications
  1. Ciompi Quartet, String Quartet in B-Flat Major by Heinrich Ernst (2013)
  2. Ciompi Quartet, "Ictus" String Quartet by David Lipten (2012)
  3. Ciompi Quartet, String Quartet "Journey to the West" by Chiayu Hsu (2011)
  4. Bill Robinson, Eric Pritchard, Randall Love, Ananda Dances - Music for Violin by Bill Robinson (2010)
  5. E.N. Pritchard, "Ananda Dances" Music for Violin and Piano by Bill Robinson (2009)

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