Eric Davis, French horn
Grammy nominated Hornist, Eric Davis leads a diverse musical life. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber, orchestral and commercial musician. In a performance reviewed by the New York Times, they said “Mr. Davis plays with admirable poetry.”
Mr. Davis is the former Principal Horn of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro in Queretaro, Mexico, and La Kamerata, Chamber Orchestra in Athens, Greece. He has performed with the Orchestra of St. Lukes, American Symphony Orchestra, and currently performs with the New Jersey Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony. As a chamber musician he performs with the Harlem Chamber Players, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Sylvan Winds.
His music festivals include the Caramoor Festival, the Holder’s Season in Barbados, the Nango Jazz Festival in Japan, the Holland Music Sessions, the Bowden Festival, and the Austrian American Mozart Academy.
As a soloist, Mr. Davis has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro, The Rutgers Wind Symphony, The United Nations Symphony Orchestra, The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey.
Mr. Davis is a 2018 Grammy nominee for the album “The Art of Arrangement” by Doug Beavers. He has worked with artists including the The Roots on the Tonight Show, Barry Manilow, Indina Menzel, Bernadette Peters, Kristen Chenoweth, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra Jr., David Byrne and St. Vincent, Neil Sedaka, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. On Broadway in New York City, he is currently performing in the orchestra pits of Frozen, Anastasia, King Kong and Lion King as well as recent shows Miss Saigon, Fiddler On the Roof, Lion King, The King and I, Les Miserables, and An American in Paris. Mr. Davis was an orchestra member in the latest production of “Gigi”, the Tony award winning “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” and the Candor and Ebb production of “Curtains”.
Mr. Davis is on faculty at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. He has a Bachelors degree in Music from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, his Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and received his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the esteemed Rutgers University. His teachers include David Jolley, Douglas Lundeen, William Brown, Vitaly Bujanovski, Jerome Ashby, Howard T. Howard, and Francis Orval.