Meet the string Staff
piano, violin & viola
Eric graduated from Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of Arts with a degree in Viola Performance. He studied under Lark Quartet Violist, Kathryn Lockwood and Philadelphia Orchestra principal Violist C.J Chang. Has been studying music since the age of 5, starting with Violin and then Piano at the age of 7, and switching to Viola prior to college. Eric has extensive experience with NJ Regional and All-State auditions, and has attended the International Chamber Music Course Festival in China and Italy. Eric has several years of experience teaching music using an adaptive and holistic approach. He has also had success teaching students with physical and mental disabilities using violin and piano as a source of physical therapy. He also has experience preparing students for advanced orchestra auditions and chamber group auditions in public schools. Having been engrossed in music for over two decades, he is always eager to share his experiences.
Violin & Piano
Salome is a violinist and pianist. She has been playing both the violin and piano since the age of 8. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. As part of her degree, she is also currently studying music composition and arranging.
Over the years, Salome has performed in masterclasses with world-famous violinists in Europe and in the US. She has attended and been invited to participate in the festivals such as Bowdoin International Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Academy Summer Masterclass series, and many more. She played numerous charity concerts and has programmed and performed two solo recitals.
Salome is originally from Georgia, Tbilisi, which is where she attended and graduated high school and music school. She regularly performs as a solo violinist and pianist, and also plays in chamber groups in and around the New York area.