St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Eric McElroy – piano

Tuesday, 6 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Eric McElroy – piano

John Ireland

London Pieces

  i. Chelsea Reach

 ii. Ragamuffin

iii. Soho Forenoon

Ballade of London Nights

Aaron Copland

Piano Sonata

  i. Molto moderato

 ii. Vivace

iii. Andante sostenuto

American pianist-composer Eric McElroy has performed throughout North America and Europe and received numerous awards for his work. A passionate advocate for lesser-known repertoire, he has performed in some of Europe's most distinguished venues - notably the Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Birmingham Town Hall, Symphony Hall, St. James's Church Piccadilly, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels - and he has also participated in concerts and masterclasses with some of the leading composers of our time including Frederic Rzewski, John Joubert, Howard Skempton, Ian Venables, Tania Leon, Karlheinz Essl, Lowell Liebermann, and HK Gruber.

Eric's own compositions have been performed in Germany, Austria, England, and the United States. In 2015, Eric won the prestigious MTNA Young Artist Composition Competition, and he remains the only person ever to have won the Washington State Music Association Competition, the highest award for collegiate pianists in Washington, in both piano and composition. Eric earned his Bachelour's degree (Honours) at Washington State University and Master's degree at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien where he graduated with full honours (mit ausgezeichnetem Erfolg).

In 2017, Eric graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme 'with distinction' where he studied with Mark Bebbington and Margaret Fingerhut, earning both the Peter Donohoe Gold Medal and the John Ireland Piano Prize. He is currently a doctorate student at Merton College, Oxford.

www.eric-mcelroy.com

American pianist-composer Eric McElroy has performed in some of Europe's most distinguished venues, notably the Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Birmingham Town Hall, Symphony Hall, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He has collaborated with some of the leading composers of our time including Frederic Rzewski, John Joubert, Howard Skempton, Ian Venables, and HK Gruber. In 2015, Eric won the prestigious MTNA Young Artist Composition Competition, and he remains the only person ever to have won the Washington State Music Association Competition, the highest award for collegiate pianists in Washington, in both piano and composition. Eric has studied at Washington State University, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, and Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a doctorate student at Oxford University.