Eric Edberg fell in love with classical music as a teenager while playing the Schumann D Minor Piano Trio. Since then the cello has taken him to Italy, France and China, playing unaccompanied works, recitals, concertos, and his greatest love, chamber music.
"The great joy of classical music," he says, "is its emotional variety and depth, and the way new wonders continually reveal themselves to performers and listeners. Each time I play a Bach Suite, a Beethoven Sonata, or a work by a contemporary composer, my understanding and experience of it is transformed."
Eric Edberg has performed as concerto soloist with Indianapolis Philharmonic, the Bismark-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, the Tampa Bay Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, the Terre Haute Symphony, and the DePauw Symphony, and he has toured China playing as soloist with the DePauw Chamber Singers. He has served as principal cellist of the Annapolis and Terre Haute symphonies, was a two-time regional winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions, and was a winner of the North Carolina School of the Arts Concerto Competition. He performs regularly with the DePauw Chamber Players and with many other professional musicians in central Indiana and elsewhere. He is the founding artistic director of the Greencastle (IN) Summer Music Festival.