Originally from Boston, Eric Auerbach began playing violin at the age of four, and attended the New England Conservatory Preparatory School to study soon after. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a master’s degree from San Francisco Conservatory, and a performance certificate from Mount Royal University. His primary teachers include Kelly Barr, Kevork Mardirossian, Ian Swensen, and Bill Van der Sloot. During his studies, Auerbach won various accolades including first place in the Violin and Chamber music categories at the 2016 Canadian Music Competition. He also had the opportunity to study and perform with world-renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Andres Cardenes, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and many others. Auerbach has performed with several professional orchestras across the U.S., and toured Germany and the Czech Republic with the Boston Youth Orchestra. He began subbing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 and has performed regularly with the Orchestra since.
When not performing, Auerbach has established himself as an avid pedagogue in Calgary. He teaches students of all ages, striving to nurture and guide them towards their goals. His students have won top accolades at various competitions including CPAF, CMC, and the Shean Competition, and study at some of the most prestigious conservatories in North America.