Eric Gratz, Violin
Eric Gratz is in his 7th season as Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony where he has appeared as soloist in repertoire ranging from Bach to Bartók. During the 2019-2020 season he will perform Kurt Weill’s Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra with conductor David Danzmayr and the San Antonio Symphony as well as Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with Akiko Fujimoto and the Mid-Texas Symphony. Prior solo engagements include appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra, and prize winning appearances at violin competitions in the United States and abroad.
Eric has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with several orchestras, including the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra during the 2018 season. As a chamber musician, he has appeared at leading festivals in the United States, Europe, and South America including Mainly Mozart Festival, Cactus Pear Festival, Austin Chamber Music Center, Musical Bridges Around the World, Incontri Musicali, and Musica Ocupa. Eric’s 2015 solo recording debut was an eponymous album of virtuoso works with pianist and long-time collaborator Euntaek Kim. During the album’s first week of release, it reached #11 on the Billboard Classical Music Chart. He appears on both of Olmos Ensemble’s recorded releases in performances of Harbison’s Twilight Music, Prokofiev’s Five Melodies and Ravel’s Sonate Posthume.
Eric served as Artistic Director of Olmos Ensemble from 2016 through 2019.