I understand how music can help a wedding or special event transcend the ordinary. Solo cello is one of the most beautiful instruments, and I have many years of experience as a classical musician along with versatility in playing other genres and arranging new music.
Wonderful music. Artist needed very little direction, was punctual and professional. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much Eric! You played beautifully. Everyone from the toddlers to those in their ninetys had a great time. You didn't even mind playing phantom 🌺
Eric was awesome! He readily offered many beautiful musical options for our ceremony and was easily able to accommodate our request for a specific peice not usually played by a single cello. He was friendly, responded promptly to our emails and calls, and helped make our ceremony absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend Eric's services!!!
Price Range: $150 and up
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
I will work with you to curate a musical experience that best serves your needs, and you can expect quality of the highest artistic standards.
Cellist Eric Schatz Alterman has led a varied musical life that has spanned continents and genres. Cellist of the Oregon-based Delgani String Quartet, Eric also serves as Assistant Principal Cellist of the Eugene Symphony and member of the Oregon Mozart Players. For five seasons, he performed as a section and assistant principal cellist in the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, based in Rio de Janeiro. He was frequently featured in the orchestra’s chamber music series, including a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Suite No. 3 for solo cello to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. A frequent chamber music performer in Rio, Eric has appeared in the Rio International Cello Encounter, as a recitalist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and as a producer of his own programs at the Midrash Cultural Center.
Eric grew up in New York City, where he began music studies at a young age at the Mannes College of Music. Going on to receive Bachelors and Masters degrees at Brandeis University and Boston University, he studied cello with former and current Lydian Quartet members, Rhonda Rider and Joshua Gordon, and the late Vermeer Quartet cellist, Marc Johnson. Eric has consistently explored and pursued other genres of music, since his college days performing, arranging, and composing in an Arabic fusion ensemble. In Rio, he was a frequent performer of bossa nova at Copacabana’s famed music bar, Bip Bip, and was a recent participant in the New Directions in Cello Fesitval.
Past Booked Events
|September 21, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 09, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 19, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
A sample set might include:
Selections from Bach's Cello Suites
Bossa Novas of Tom Jobim
Romantic melodies like The Swan
I am very open to creating new arrangements to accommodate your tastes
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