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About Eric Fritz

Originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, Eric received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.  He also has done post graduate work at the Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland conservatories. He has studied with Doug Tornquist, Tommy Johnson, David Kirk, Warren Deck, Roger Bobo and Anne-Jelle Visser. Since 1992, he has been principal tubist of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra in Xalapa, Mexico and is in his 6th season with the  Minería Symphony Orchestra in Mexico City. He also performed 3 season with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in the USA and Italy.

He has performed with the Zurich Opera Orchestra, Music Colleguim Winterthur, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Aargauer Symphonie Orchester, Mexico City Philharmonic, Solístas de México, Cameráta de las Américas, The New World Symphony and The Santa Rosa Symphony among others.

He was first prize winner in the 1988 Pasadena Solo Competition and as a member of the West Side Chamber Brass, was first prize winner of the 1991 Shoreline for the Arts Chamber Music Competition.

As soloist, Eric has performed in Mexico, USA, Serbia, Croatia and Switzerland in recitals and has appeared with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, the Minería Symphony Orchestra, the Queretaro Philharmonic, The Acapulco Philharmonic, The Salina Symphony, USA, the Serbian Radio and Television Orchestra in Belgrade, Serbia and The Chamber Orchestra of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán among others.  In 2012 Eric performed the world premiere of Concerto No. 3 for Tuba and Chamber Orchestra by Dr. Leroy Osmon with the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra in Mexico City.

Eric teaches tuba at the University Of Veracruz School Of Music and the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz and has given master classes in the USA, Serbia, Croatia and Mexico.



Monument. . . John Stevens

(An Elegy in memory of Tommy Johnson 1935-2006)

Concertissimo, Corrado Maria Saglietti

1) Calmo e poderoso/Allegro

2) Adagio

3) Allegro con spirito