Eric Gratz was appointed concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony in 2013, 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. In demand as a guest concertmaster, he has appeared in recent
seasons with the Santa Fe Opera and The Phoenix Symphony.
Since his Kennedy Center recital debut at the age of 17, Mr. Gratz has enjoyed a productive
chamber music schedule, collaborating with many leading artists including Orion Weiss, Vadim
Gluzman, Jeffrey Kahane, and Jeannette Sorrell, as well as principal players from many of the
world’s top orchestras. Notable appearances include Castleton Chamber Players, Mainly Mozart,
Cactus Pear, Austin Chamber Music, Incontri Musicali, Musical Bridges Around the World, and
Música Ocupa. His debut album of virtuoso works for violin and piano (Eric Gratz, with pianist
Euntaek Kim) was released in 2016 on his own label. It charted at #11 on Billboard Classical,
making it the top independent release in the United States for its first week. He has subsequently
appeared on two other albums with San Antonio’s Olmos Ensemble, Olmos Live (2016)
and Made In France (2019), performing works by Harbison, Prokofiev, and Ravel.
Eric Gratz plays a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, c. 1840.