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ERIC'S BIOGRAPHY

Hailed as 'one of the best guitarists of his generation' after his European classical debut at age 24 (Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez), guitarist Eric B. Davis is currently known as an active New York freelance musician in mediums ranging from classical to musical theater to session work across multiple genres. Eric was the first guitarist to graduate from The Juilliard School where he earned a Master's Degree and studied with renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin. Eric's other major teachers include Michael Lorimer, David Tanenbaum and Aaron Shearer.

As a classical artist, Eric has performed both solo recitals and chamber music throughout the United States including national tours with recording artists 'Trio Sonata'. In New York he has played concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performed at Weill Hall in concerts of Brazilian music as well as with Ecuadorian guitarist Terry Pazmino; Merkin Hall with members of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra; Alice Tully Hall with the Partch ensemble and the Juilliard Opera Center orchestra under the direction of Julius Rudel. Eric also performed at Lincoln Center's 'Focus' festival, and performed in the United States premiere of Toru Takemitsu's chamber work 'Valeria.' As an advocate of new music, he has commissioned works from American composer Eric Funk and German composer Christian Jost. Internationally he has performed recitals and as soloist with orchestra in Germany, Italy, Spain, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Eric is equally at home with theater/pop/rock styles. He has recorded and/or performed with Aaron Tveit, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Alfie Boe, Jason Danieley, Robert Creighton, Brooke Shields, Alice Ripley, Lucy Kaplansky, Nina Gordon, and Clyde Alves. He also tours regularly as part of Kristin Chenoweth's quintet. Eric's arranging credits include Jason Danieley and Alfie Boe. Eric has played on over a dozen Broadway shows and has held the guitar chairs on Broadway's Next to Normal, Anything Goes (2011) Ghost the Musical, Matilda the Musical, Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway, and Groundhog Day. He currently is the guitarist for The Prom on Broadway.