Eric Rynes has been hailed for his “intrepid,” “spellbinding,” and “achingly beautiful” performances in diverse styles and genres, from recitals of the “thorniest” new music (Seattle Weekly), to his work as concertmaster and concerto soloist with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, to evenings of authentic Argentine tango with the quartet Tangabrazo, to guest appearances with jazz and rock groups. Particularly known for his expertise in new music, having studied in Europe with Maryvonne Le Dizès (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and Irvine Arditti, he has premiered solo works in Berlin, Havana, Chicago, Barcelona, Rotterdam, and many other cities, often with live electronics. As a soloist, he has performed concertos by Brahms, Berg, Shostakovich, Barber, Beethoven, and Bartók. As an orchestral musician, Eric has performed under the batons of Barenboim, Boulez, Slatkin, and many others.
Artist Support Program 2005 and 2013: Mikka and Other Assorted Love Songs, a collection of diverse virtuosic works for solo violin and violin with electronics.