Eric McElroy Pianist-Composer
is an performer and teacher based in Oxford.
A Dead Man's Embers,
Eric's own song cycle of poems by Robert Graves, was premiered at St. James's Piccadilly with soprano
in a concert sponsored by the
Robert Graves Society
Wilfred Owen Association
, and the
John Ireland Trust
As part of Seattle's
Wayward Music Series
for contemporary music, Eric gave the American premiere of
'Piano Sonata No. 2, op. 71' on September 7 at The Good Shepherd Center.
At the invitation of the Oscar Wilde Society, Eric has published an article on Frederic Rzewski's 'De Profundis' in the Society Newsletter including quotations from his private correspondence with the composer:
'A symphony of sorrow': Frederic Rzewski's'
'Gershwin Meets Bond':
In a programme of concert and film music, Eric performed Gershwin's
Rhapsody in Blue
Birmingham Town Hall
on 5 May.
Eric won First Prize in the 2017 John Ireland Competition, hosted by the
John Ireland Charitable Trust
Eric was proud to give the Belgian premiere of
Samuel Carl Adams'
, a piece for piano and electronics, at the BOZAR in Brussels.
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