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Eric N. PritchardEric N. Pritchard

Title: Professor of the Practice
Office Location: 084 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3325
Email Address: epritch@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.ciompi.org
Office Hours:

Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 and by appointment

Education

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

Research Interests

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.

Miscellaneous

Violin performance, Chamber music, Alexander Technique, Baroque performance practice

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • London International String Quartet Competion - First Prize, 0 1985
  • National Federation of Music Clubs Award in Violin, 0 1983
  • Coleman Chamber Music Competion - First Prize, 0 1980
  • Fischoff Chamber Music Competition - First Prize, 0 1980

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Music 116.01, Alexander technique Synopsis
    Biddle 041, Th 04:40 PM-06:00 PM

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • Music 116.01, Alexander technique Synopsis
    Biddle 041, Th 04:40 PM-06:00 PM

Recent Professional Work:

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    Recordings
  • Ciompi Quartet. String Quartet in B-Flat Major by Heinrich Ernst. 2013 .
  • Ciompi Quartet. "Ictus" String Quartet by David Lipten. 2012 .
  • Ciompi Quartet. String Quartet "Journey to the West" by Chiayu Hsu. 2011 .
  • Bill Robinson, Eric Pritchard, Randall Love. Ananda Dances - Music for Violin by Bill Robinson. 2010 .
  • E.N. Pritchard. "Ananda Dances" Music for Violin and Piano by Bill Robinson. 2009 .

   Performances:

  • Performances, 2014/12/09
    2014 COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF NON-CIOMPI QUARTET CONCERTS (SOLO, CHAMBER AND CONCERTMASTER OF ORCHESTRA) December 13, 14 December 5, 6, 7 July 29 July 27 June 23 June 24 June 26 June 27 June 28 June 29 June 11 May 20 Concertmaster for Durham Choral Society – Duke Chapel Concertmaster for Handel’s Messiah – Duke Chapel “Ciompi Presents” Summer concert series, Duke Gardens Bach: “Art of Fugue” performed on period instruments Overtone Series, Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carborro, NC Bach: “Art of Fugue” performed on period instruments Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Performance at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Chamber Music performance at Mallarme Youth Chamber Orchestra summer festival Purcell performed on period instruments with Mallarme Music, Raleigh, NC May 19 April 13 February 28 February 18 February 19 January 17 January 15 Purcell performed on period instruments with Mallarme Music, Raleigh, NC Concertmaster with Durham Chorale conducted by Rodney Wynkoop, Duke Chapel Baroque Violin Duets on period instruments with Gabriel Richard, Rare Music Series, Duke University Chamber Music with members of the NC Symphony, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC Chamber Music with members of the NC Symphony, Carol Woods, Chapel Hill, NC Piano Trio Performance with Randall Love and William Conable, on period instruments, Duke University Piano Trio Performance with Randall Love and William Conable, on period instruments, Carol Woods, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ananda, 2007/06/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard
  • Moving Forward, 2005/01/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard

   Master Classes:
  • Master Classes, 2014/12/09
    MASTERCLASSES/JURIES UNC-Chapel Hill Concerto Competition, Juror, 2014 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, 2014
  • Eric Pritchard: Works Premiered, 1999-2012, 2012/01/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard
  • Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 2007, 2007/01/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard
  • Funk Shui Suite for Two Violins by Peter Alexander, 2005/01/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard

   Works Premiered:
  • Works Premiered, 2014/12/09
    Stephan Jaffe: String Quartet #3 Duke University, Durham, NC, April, 2015 Carl Schimmel: “Noctuary” for 2 String Quartets (with Amernet Qt.), Duke University, Durham, NC, November, 2014 Melinda Wagner: String Quartet “My Tioga” Duke University, Durham, NC, November, 2014 Bill Robinson, Solo Violin Sonata #3, August, 2014

   Other Activities:
  • Eric Pritchard: Solo Performances, 1995, 1995/01/01
    with Eric N. Pritchard


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