Rita and James H. White Cello Chair
Cellist Eric Amidon began studying the cello at the age of three under Elizabeth Balch in Madison WI. At the age of nine, Eric performed as a soloist with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, and has since performed solo works with the Pioneer Symphony and DePauw Symphony Orchestras. He has participated in festivals throughout North America, including two years at the Orford Arts Festival and has performed in master classes with Jeffrey Solow, Tanya Carey, Anthony Elliot, and Leonard Hokinson. Eric earned his Bachelor Degree in 1997 from DePauw University where he studied with Eric Edberg, and with Joel Cohen while studying in Vienna, Austria. In addition to his position with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra he regularly plays regional engagements with chamber ensembles.