Musicians of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Eric Wyrick, Concertmaster


Violinist Eric Wyrick is the concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has been an Orpheus Chamber Orchestra member and frequent leader since 1988.


Born in New York City, Wyrick started playing the violin at 4 and began studying at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay at age 6.  His professional orchestral career began with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic at age 14.  As an undergrad, he was appointed concertmaster of the Christmas String Seminar under the direction of Alexander Schneider.


Wyrick has held concertmaster positions with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Bard Festival Orchestra, EOS and L'Opera Francais New York.  He has been guest concertmaster with the Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.


In addition to annual NJSO solo appearances, Wyrick has appeared as a soloist with Danish Radio Orchestra, Orchestre de Toulouse, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo television appearances in the American Playhouse production of Andre's Mother, in the ​Dance in America presentation of Chausson's Poeme 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, Zdenek Macal, Michel Plasson, Gunther Schuller, Xian Zhang, and, with Andrew Constantine, will be performing with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in March of 2016.  He is the soloist on a recording of Kubian's 3-2-1 Concerto for Acoustic and Electric Violin with the Orquesta Sinfonica of Michoacan.


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 has been newly appointed to the faculty of Princeton University as Lecturer of Music/Violin.





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