Since his concerto debuts at the age of 14 in the United States, Spain, and Portugal, American violinist Eric Gratz has been celebrated as an exciting performer, known for his daring musical interpretations and impressive stylistic versatility. Equally desired as soloist, concertmaster, chamber musician, and teacher, he maintains a varied schedule that has taken him to four continents, performing in the world’s great concert halls with leading musicians of our generation.
In 2013, at the age of 22, Gratz became the youngest concertmaster in North America, accepting the post with the San Antonio Symphony, and has since appeared numerous times as soloist with the orchestra in repertoire ranging from Bach to Kurt Weill. Additional solo appearances include The Cleveland Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Euclid Symphony, and Kings Symphony.
Eric Gratz believes it is of the utmost importance to inspire the next generation of musicians, and maintains a private studio of advanced students. He has served on competition juries from local to national level, and is regularly invited to teach throughout the Texas university system.