Violinist Eric Wyrick has been Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1998. He is an established leader/member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is currently an Artistic Director with that international ensemble. In addition to annual New Jersey Symphony solo appearances, Wyrick has appeared as a soloist with Danish Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre de Toulouse and solo television appearances in the Dance in America presentation of Chausson’s Poème for American Ballet Theater on PBS, and as a featured soloist in the BBC’s “Great Composers” series playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. He has collaborated as soloist with Neeme Jaarvi, Jacques Lacombe, Zdenic Macal, Michel Plasson, Gunther Schuller and with Andrew Constantine. An active chamber musician, Wyrick can be heard frequently with the NJSO Chamber Players and, as he comes from a large family of musicians, performs regularly with the Wyrick Chamber Players. Mr. Wyrick is a lecturer regularly at Richardson Auditorium as Concertmaster of the NJSO and has collaborated with the Richardson Chamber Players.
Attended the Juilliard diploma program
Wyrick has recorded, with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, some 60 CDs under the Deutsche Gramophone label. He also has 5 or 6 unusual and commissioned concertos in a "ready to print" status, including works by Ferruccio Busoni, Edward T. Cone, Darryl Kubian and others.
Eric Wyrick has recently embarked on a Collaborative Concerto Project, performing double and triple concertos of Rosza, Brahms, Haydn (Sinfonia Concertante), Beethoven and Steven Mackey. He leads performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti with the New Jersey Symphony in the 2017-18 season.