Eric Byers - Cello
Cellist Eric Byers made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut last year in a last minute substitution to perform the third movement of Zimmerman’s Cello Concerto, which was lauded as “rapturously played” and “utterly convincing” by the Los Angeles Times. Enjoying a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, and composer, Mr. Byers’s large programming repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Adés, and Caroline Shaw. As founding member of the Calder Quartet, he has performed across three continents and received the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2009 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for commitment to programming core classical repertoire with works of today’s emerging and established composers. Mr. Byers has taught masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Oberlin College Conservatory, and many other institutions of great merit. He performs on a c.1855 Vuillaume cello made in Paris.