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Eric Cheng


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30 Minutes, 45 Minutes, 1 Hour

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As an avid solo and chamber musician, Eric has given performances across the country and Asia, having been featured and reviewed by the Sing Tao Daily and China Journal. Eric enjoys organizing and collaborating with friends and local artists  on a diverse range of music. He has served as a guest artist at the Lansum International Music Festival, and also served as Concertmaster of the Eastvale Symphony Orchestra.

Eric received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Violin Performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Mikhail Kopelman, former first violinist of the early Borodin Quartet and Tokyo Quartet. He earned the Performer’s Certificate and served as a Teaching Assistant to Mikhail Kopelman. He is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, studying with former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow. Eric has performed masterclasses of  violinists William Preucil, Ilya Kaler, Simone Bernardini, Mieko Kanno, and received chamber music training from the Ying quartet, members of the Shanghai Quartet, Margery Hwang, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wendy Sharp, and Marka Gustavsson.

As a violinist, Eric is very fond of all aspects of the violin and the violin repertoire. He is always eager to study and discover different interpretations of pieces. Having studied and performed a wide range of the violin repertoire, including most of the standard concertos, sonatas, show pieces, encore works. He seeks to constantly learn and  improve, as well as  share his craft through performance and teaching. Stemming from his passion for chamber music, Eric co-founded a Chamber Music Program and Community Engagement Program at the Irvine Conservatory of Music, in which students were able to form chamber groups, learn through weekly coaching sessions, and give local performances to their community.

Eric was an affiliated member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). In teaching, he is a strong advocate of a proper and healthy technique. He believes that students should have mindfulness of what they do on their instrument and understand the steps necessary to achieve what they want in their music.


Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance; Eastman School of Music
Master of Music in Violin Performance; Eastman School of Music

Teaching Style

I believe in providing a strong technical foundation because that enables the musician to express what they want to express in their music. At the higher levels, I work to help students develop their sound presence, interpretation, and knowledge of the music.


Beginner Levels

  • Suzuki Violin School (Books 1-3)

  • 1 Octave Scale Studies

  • Henry Schradieck 'Exercises for Promoting Finger Dexterity'

  • Franz Wohlfahrt: 60 Studies

Intermediate Levels

  • Suzuki Violin School (Books 4-6)

  • Intermediate Solo Violin Repertoire

  • 2 Octave Scale Studies

  • Galamian 'Scales in One Position'

  • Henry Schradieck: 'Exercises for Promoting Finger Dexterity'

  • H.E. Kayser: 36 Etude Studies for Violin

Advanced Levels

  • Advanced Solo Violin Repertoire (Concertos, Sonatas, J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Virtuosic Show Pieces, Encore Pieces, etc.)

  • 3 Octave Scale Studies (Galamian Scale System)

  • Carl Flesch Scale System

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