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Erik Carlson


Erik CarlsonPhone: 858/534-9978
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Violinist Erik Carlson has performed as a soloist and with many chamber and orchestral ensembles throughout Europe and the Americas. He is a highly active performer of contemporary music and has had works written for him by numerous composers, including Christian Wolff, Georges Aperghis, Jürg Frey, Peter Ablinger, Charles Wuorinen, Michael Finnissy, and Tom Johnson. Carlson is an enthusiastic proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration, and performs frequently with dancers, poets, and film.

Carlson's past and present ensemble memberships include the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Talea Ensemble, the Trinity Bach Players, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble (of which he was the founder) and the Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble. He has been featured on many recordings, ranging from the violin concertos of Antoine Beuger and Aldo Clementi, to chamber music of Milton Babbitt and Iannis Xenakis, to solo works of Johannes Kreidler and Zoltán Jeney. Also a composer, Carlson has had his musical compositions performed in a wide variety of venues. He studied with Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Jorja Fleezanis.