Hailed as an "irresistibly fluid" and "illuminating" pianist by the New York Times and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Eric Zuber has established himself as one of the leaders of a new generation of American pianism.
Mr. Zuber rose to international acclaim in 2007 after winning the Gold Medal in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. More prizes followed shortly thereafter in Seoul and Sydney in 2008, Dublin in 2009, at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master and Cleveland International Piano Competitions in 2011, at Honens in 2012, ending with another Gold Medal at the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition in 2013. For these and many other remarkable achievements, he was awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Prize by The Juilliard School, and has also been a two-time recipient of the Gina Bachauer Prize at Juilliard.
Mr. Zuber has made solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Severance Hall and for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City. After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with many of the major orchestras in the United States and abroad including Cleveland, Israel, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Phoenix, Sydney, RTE National, and the Royal Philharmonic. His collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists include performances with Lewis Kaplan, Paul Huang, Amir Eldan, Charlie Neidich, Joseph Silverstein, Gerard Schwartz, Johannes Moser, and Amanda Roocroft.
In addition to a busy solo and collaborative career, Mr. Zuber is a committed teacher. In 2017/18 he will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. Previous faculty appointments include Ball State University, the University of Memphis' Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, the Peabody Institute, and for the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Mr. Zuber has given masterclasses in the United States at Oklahoma University, Ohio University, Bard College, Shenandoah University and Lawrence University. Internationally, he has taught in China at the Bowdoin/Xian International Music Festival, and in Korea for the Korean Steinway Society. This summer he will join the faculty of Music Fest Perugia in Italy.
Eric holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B.M., A.D.), the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma), and the Juilliard School (M.M). His major teachers have been Boris Slutsky, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Robert McDonald.