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Eric Davis

ERIC DAVIS

FRENCH HORN

A native of Brooklyn, NY, hornist Eric Davis leads a diverse music career. He is the former Principal Horn of La Kamerata, Chamber Orchestra, Athens, Greece, as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro, Mexico. Mr. Davis has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Princeton Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony. The New York Times says that Mr. Davis performs “….with admirable poetry”.

As a Chamber artist Mr. Davis has performed with The Sylvan Winds, the Omni Ensemble, Vista Lirica, the Concert Pops of Long Island with Dean Karahalis, and the Long Island Philharmonic. Festivals include the Bowdoin Festival, The Holland Music Sessions, Festival at Sandpoint with Gunther Schuller, and the Hamden-Sydney Festival.

Artists he has worked with include Idina Menzel, Bernadette Peters, Kristen Chenoweth, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Frank Sinatra Jr., Johnny Mathis, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Wallace Roney and Natalie Merchant.

On Broadway, Mr. Davis has been performing for several years. In 2016 Mr. Davis performed in the Broadway for Orlando music video project What the World Needs Now. He has been an orchestra member in the newest production of Gigi, the Tony award winning The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the Candor and Ebb production of Curtains, as well as recent productions of Les Miserables, The King and I, American in Paris, The Lion King , Fiddler on the Roof, and Spamalot.

He has performed concertos with the Rutgers Wind Symphony, the United Nations Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro, the Manhattan Virtuosi and the One World Symphony.  

Education has been an important part of his career and enjoys teaching students from elementary school through University levels. Eric is the Instructor of French Horn at Hofstra University and coaches the Horn Ensemble. Recent recordings include the Westside Chamber orchestra on Naxos Records, Gigi, the Broadway cast album, Titanes del Trombón with Doug Beavers, Music of George Gershwin and Music for Peter Gunn with the Harmonie Ensemble, The Gershwins Porgy and Bess cast album, and I learned the Hard Way with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

Mr. Davis received his Bachelors degree in Music from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford and his Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of David Jolley. He is currently finishing the requirements for his Doctorate in Musical Arts at Rutgers University.