Please welcome acclaimed pianist Eric Clark!

Concert pianist Eric Clark is a versatile musician who brings a unique combination of insight and emotional power to the music he performs.

Eric has performed to great acclaim throughout much of the United States and in Europe. In 2018, he was invited as the only American contestant to attend the First International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw, Poland, where he was admitted to the semifinal round. In 2014, Eric performed the Grieg Concerto in two consecutive concerts with the Space Coast Symphony in Vero Beach and Melbourne, Florida, conducted by maestro Michael Hall. He was selected to perform a recital at the Rockefeller University in New York City for the screening round of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013. In addition to a 2010 recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, in 2011, Eric performed in the prestigious Concerts at One series at Trinity Wall St. in New York.

As an educator, Eric formerly taught piano at Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School in Pittsburgh, and locally at Believe in Music Studio and Stella Music School. He is currently a member of the piano faculty at NJ Music School and maintains a private teaching studio of students from beginner to advanced levels. In addition to teaching, he has been a ballet and vocal accompanist for Carnegie Mellon and continues to accompany at various New York studios. Formerly the Music Director and church organist at Arcola United Methodist Church in Paramus, Eric is currently the organist at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bedford, New York.

Eric is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Enrique Graf, Sergey Schepkin and Earl Wild. Winning first-prize in the 2009 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon, Eric was invited to perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, conducted by Ronald Zollman.

With his many years of teaching experience, and a keen sense for developing exciting programs and a talent for reaching broader audiences through speaking about the music he plays, Eric is certain to bring his profound love of music to his piano students here at The Ridgewood Conservatory.

Call us at 201-612-6686 to schedule piano lessons with Eric this semester!