Eric Malson

“Energetic, precise and involving.”
–The New York Times

Eric Malson is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician whose activities have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. As soloist, he has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony, Columbus (Ohio) Symphony, Manhattan Mozart Orchestra, Orquestra da Fundação Gulbenkian, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Oak Ridge Symphony, and Prince William Symphony orchestras. As a collaborating pianist with the Steans Institute for Young Artists, he has appeared frequently at the Ravinia Festival, as well as the Tanglewood, Norfolk (Conn.), Wexford (Ireland), Caramoor (N.Y.), Scotia (Halifax), Chautauqua, Évora (Portugal), Semana Grande de Santander (Spain), and Verso il Millennio (Riva del Garda, Italy), and Mt. Angel (Oregon) Bach festivals. He has appeared in concert with members of the Hagen, Vogler, Alexander, Lark, Cavani, and Chester quartets, New York Philharmonic tubist Alan Baer, and trombonist Alain Trudel.

Mr. Malson works extensively with singers, and has been engaged to prepare over 40 operatic productions in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. He has appeared in concert with sopranos Deborah Voigt and Eva Urbanová, tenors Thomas Studebaker, Lawrence Brownlee and Charles Reid, basses Alfred Walker and David Pittsinger, and baritones Laurent Naouri and Chistophoren Nomura, among many others. He has recorded for the Sony and Lyrichord labels, where his recording of the Brahms Magelone songs with tenor Paul Mow was released to critical acclaim. He has served on the musical staff of various opera companies, including the Bühnen der Stadt Köln, Teatro Nacional São Carlos (Lisbon), Seattle Opera (Wagner’s Ring cycle), Washington Opera at Kennedy Center, Opera Zuid (Netherlands), Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, The Dallas Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Cleveland Opera.

Mr. Malson has served on the opera faculties of the Juilliard School of Music and the Mannes College of Music, as well as the accompanying staff of the Curtis Institute of Music, and the accompanying and chamber music faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has served as official accompanist for various competitions, including the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, William Primrose International Viola Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions.

Mr. Malson resided for several years in Portugal, where he concertized throughout the country, as well as serving on the faculties of the Academia Nacional de Orquestra and the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa. He participated in the Portuguese premieres of numerous works, including the Piano Concerto in A-flat Major, Op. 113 of Hummel, Roger Sessions’ First Piano Sonata, Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37, and Wolfgang Rihm’s La Lugubre Gondola/Das Eismeer (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono, for double orchestra and 2 pianos). He holds degrees from Indiana University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his teachers included Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, and John Wustman.

Eric Malson, pianist, in concert

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Eric Malson es un pianista multifacética cuyas actividades le han llevado por todos los Estados Unidos, Canada y Europa. Como solista ha actuado con las orquestas de la Fundación Gulbenkian, y la Metropolitana en Lisboa, y las sinfónicas de North Carolina, Columbus, y Dayton en los Estados Unidos. Tambien presta sus servicios como pianista en varios festivales musicales, entre ellos los de Ravinia, Tanglewood, Norfolk, Wexford (Irlanda), Chautauqua, Évora (Portugal), y la Semana Grande de Santander. Como acompanista oficial, sirve en los concursos de los Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, y la Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions.

Ha servido como profesor adjunto en el Juilliard School of Music, Mannes College, y el Cleveland Institute of Music, tanto como varias compañias de ópera, entre ellas, las de Bühnen der Stadt Köln, Teator S. Carlos (Lisboa), Seattle (El anillo del Nibelungo), Dallas, Cleveland y Kennedy Center en Washington. Ha actuado en conciertos con Eva Urbanová, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Studebaker, Laurent Naouri, y Alfred Walker, entre muchos otros cantantes de reconocimiento internaciónal. Entre los directores con quien ha colaborado figuran Leonard Bernstein, Charles Dutoit, Max Bragado-Darman, Maximiano Valdés, y Carlos Miguel Prieto.

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Nascido em Dayton, Ohio. É “Bachelor of Music” pela Universidade de Indiana, onde estudou com Menahem Pressler e John Wustman, e “Master of Music” pela SUNY – Stony Brook, onde estudou com Gilbert Kalish. Tem actuado regularmente em concertos no Festival de Ravinia (Chicago) e foi membro de Juilliard School, do Institituo de Música de Cleveland, e de Mannes College of Music da Escola Nova de Nova York. Foi pianista da Orqestra Filarmónica das Américas e da Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, e professor da Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra e do Conservatório Metropolitano de Música de Lisboa.

Eric Malson recebeu já vários prémios em concursos como o “Coleman Chamber Music Auditions”, o “Joseph Fischoff Chamber Music Competition”, e o “Jackson Bryan Young Artist Award”. Foi acompanhador oficial da Naumburg Foundation Awards, do Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, da Cardiff “Singer of the World” New York Auditions, da “Young Concert Artists Auditions” e do Torneio Eurovisão de Jovens Músicos.

Trabalha intensivamente com cantores de ópera e foi director musical da Ópera Washington Square, e colaborador do Teator Nacional São Carlos, de Bühnen der Stadt Köln, da “Seattle Opera” (O Anel dos Nibelungos de Wagner), da “Washington Opera at Kennedy Center”, da “Opera Zuid” (Holanda), do “Theater der Stadt Heidelberg”, da ªDallas Opera” e da “Cleveland Opera”. Tem actuado com Deborah Voigt, Eva Urbanová, Thomas Studebaker, Lawrence Brownlee, Alfred Walker, David Pittsinger e Laurent Naouri, entre muitos outros cantores. Gravou CDs para a Sony e a Lyrichord, incluindo o ciclo de canções Magelone de Brahms com o tenor Paul Mow.

Actuou como solista com a Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, com a Orquestra da Fundação Gulbenkian, com a Orquestra Sinfónica da Carolina do Norte, com a Orquestra Filarmónica de Cleveland, com a Orquestra Sinfónica de Columbus (Ohio), com a Orquestra Sinfónica Prince William (Virginia) e com a Orquestra Mozart de Manhattan (Nova York).

Colaborou com com vários agrupamentos de música de câmara nos Estados Unidos, Canadá, e Europa, além de ter participado em numerosos festivais de música, incluindo o Festival de Tanglewood, o Festival de Música de Câmara de Norfolk, o Festival de Wexford (Irlanda), o Festival de Caramoor, o Festival de Música Scotia (Canadá), o Festival de Música de Évora, a Semana Grande de Santander (Espanha), o Festival “Verso il Millennio” (Itália), Festival de Bach de Mt. Angel (Oregon). Tem actuado com membros dos quartetos Hagen, Vogler, Alexander, Lark, Cavani e Ciompi, e com Alan Baer (tuba-solista da Orquestra Filarmónica de Nova York), e com Alain Trudel (trombonista da carreira internacional).