Eric Derr is a percussionist, new music advocate and passionate educator living in Philadelphia. He is committed to commissioning and presenting new, vibrant, sustainable works for percussion as well as revisiting classic pieces with focus and intensity. Noting his energetic performances, ClevelandClassical.com said that he "was in the driver's seat right out of the gate" and the L.A. Times mentioned that "there is more than a little joy to be found in one percussionist hitting a ball in the air with a ping pong paddle".
Eric holds a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance from UC San Diego, where he studied closely with percussionist and conductor Steven Schick.
- www.ericderr.com - Percussion & New Music