~ Pianist-composer Eric McElroy is a performer and teacher based at the University of Oxford ~
New Commission: Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony Orchestra have commissioned Eric to compose a new orchestral work to be premiered in 2022.
Online Premiere: A video-recording is now available on YouTube of Eric's song-cycle The Fetch, a setting of five poems by Gregory Leadbetter (Professor of Poetry at Birmingham City University). The recording features Eric alongside soprano April Fredrick.
Article: The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has published a short article here on Eric's recent collaboration with Birmingham City University's Professor of Poetry, Gregory Leadbetter.
Musical Opinion's January 2019 issue has declared Eric's latest song-cycle "a masterpiece by a young composer of whom much can be expected...an intensely dramatic set of songs [which] demands much from both soprano and pianist which, one is pleased to report, the music received in moving and powerful fashion, the concluding pages of the solo piano part delivered with stunning virtuosity..."
American Premiere: As part of Seattle's Wayward Music Series for contemporary music, Eric gave the American premiere of John Joubert's Piano Sonata No. 2, op. 71 on September 7 at The Good Shepherd Center.